upcoming Nellie McKay shows (including Highline Ballroom?)
Nellie McKay released Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day in October and she’ll finally celebrate that release with a proper NYC show at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room on February 18th (current ticket status = “Limited Availability”).
There may be a chance to catch Nellie in NYC way before that though. She is rumored to be the special guest at Highline Ballroom on January 10th. Pavlo cancelled due to visa issues, and the bill now reads “Melinda Doolittle, Nikki Yanofsky, Chicha Libre & special guests!” Tickets are on sale.
Nellie also has other upcoming dates. She kicks of a two night run in Minneapolis tonight (1/6), and has plans to hit Seattle, Pennsylvania, Monteray, and NYC at least one more time before too long. No tickets yet, but she is scheduled to play Feinstein’s at The Regency on June 1st. All dates and a mini documentary on the new album, below…
New Eye Medias Killer Filler series presents Nellie McKay giving Doris Day her due with Normal As Blueberry Pie – A musical and interview Tribute To Doris Day. The perfect filler to celebrate the big band era of the 40s into Doris Days later film career.
Ms. McKay has picked up not just antique musical styles, but also a tone thats even more, exasperating, exhilarating, and altogether uncategorizable. Nellies fresh take on music and life with a curtsy to Doris, a nod to convention, and a unique twist all her own, featuring handpicked songs from over 600 recordings by Ms. Day. Nellie, who plays several instruments, and uses four different old-time mics to evoke various moods (all lovingly engineered and mixed by recording maestro James Farber).
Her music has been heard on Weeds, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Privileged, and she has dueted with Eartha Kitt, Trey Anastasio, Taj Mahal, and shared the stage with Odetta, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello and other notables in aid of various progressive pursuits.
Doris Day is the # 1 female box-office star of all time, and one of the most prolific recording artists in history. In 1977, she became a leader in the animal welfare movement, an important cause for McKay. Shes pursuing a change in the mind-set that allows human beings to treat other species as objects, says Nellie.
Nellie McKay – 2010 Tour Dates
1/6 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1/7 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
2/18 – New York, NY The Allen Room at Lincoln Center Normal as Blueberry Pie–A Tribute to Doris Day
4/3 – Seattle, WA Paramount Theater A Prairie Home Companion
4/10 – Delaware Water Gap, PA Deerhead Inn
6/1 – New York, NY Feinstein’s at The Regency
9/17 – Monterey, California, United States Monterey Jazz Festival