Nellie McKay will release new album Sister Orchid on May 18 via Palmetto Records. The first single is a lovely piano-and-voice rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's classic "The Nearness of You." Listen, via NPR, below.

You can catch Nellie on tour this year, including a few Northeast shows this month, starting with NYC's City Vineyard on Friday, February 16 which is part of the venue's "Voices on the Hudson" series (tickets). She's also part of the March edition of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery on 3/9 with John Darnielle, David Cross and more (tickets).

She's also got dates in the spring -- all are listed below.

Nellie McKay - Sister Orchid tracklist:
My Romance
Angel Eyes
Small Day Tomorrow
Willow Weep for Me
The Nearness of You
Georgia on My Mind
Lazybones
Where or When
Everything Happens to Me
In a Sentimental Mood
My Romance (Reprise)

Nellie McKay - 2018 Tour dates
Feb 16 New York, NY City Vineyard
Feb 22 Old Saybrook, CT The Kate
Feb 23 Concord, NH Capital Center for the Arts
Mar 09 NYC City Winery (Cabinet of Wonders)
April 12 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
April 21-22 Philadelphia, PA Dino’s
May 5 Cedar Rapids, IA Legion Arts, CSPS
May 6-7 Minneapolis, MN Dakota
May 9 Evanston, IL Space
May 10-11 Kalamazoo, MI The Gilmore Festival
May 12 Cleveland, OH Nighttown
May 13 Ann Arbor,MI The Ark