DOWNLOAD: Nellie McKay - Unknown Reggae (MP3)
Nellie McKay @ Spiegeltent in NYC 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
"We invite you to visit NellieMcKay.com for a free download of "Caribbean Time," the first single from her fifth album, Home Sweet Mobile Home. Written and arranged by Nellie and recorded in Jamaica with local musicians, "Caribbean Time" reflects her most culturally and musically diverse album yet.Home Sweet Mobile Home, Nellie McKay's um,
"I have no idea how this album happened," says Nellie. "I guess I was looking for a sound to reflect our shrinking world and the bleed of culture crossing all kinds of borders." Reviewing a recent McKay show, Stephen Holden from The New York Times described her as a "vocal chameleon," and that varied musical palette is used to great effect on the 13 songs on Home Sweet Mobile Home.
Home Sweet Mobile Home is McKay's first album of all-original material since 2007's Obligatory Villagers and the follow up to 2009's Normal As Blueberry Pie - A Tribute to Doris Day."
Not feeling the Jamaican vibe? No worries because Nellie will be singing and playing the piano at her next live live show (which presumably be a more traditional Nellie show). That is, Sunday at Highline Ballroom, part of the Highline Pianos series. Spencer Reed opens. Tickets are still on sale.
All dates and cover art below...
Nellie McKay - 2010 Tour Dates
8/29/2010 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
9/12/2010 Delaware Water Gap, PA COTA Festival
9/17/2010 Monterey, CA Monterey Jazz Festival
10/15/2010 New York, NY Town Hall Theatre
10/16/2010 Delaware Water Gap, PA Deerhead Inn
10/29/2010 Eugene, OR John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
10/30/2010 San Francisco, CA SFJAZZ
11/1/2010 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
2/12/2011 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts