Nellie McKay is a British-American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera.
She writes lyrics like a gonzo Cole Porter, according to New York Nightlife magazine, and sings like an attitudinal Peggy Lee. See why The Washington Post declared that this supremely gifted, charming, and darkly funny New York oddball has all the makings of the first great singer-songwriter of the young century.
Nellies music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Greys Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF, and she has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, and The View. Nellie has made numerous radio appearances on NPRs Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartlands Piano Jazz. The Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her third album, Obligatory Villagers, and she contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.
A recipient of PETAs Humanitarian Award and the Humane Societys Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.
Doors Open at 7pm.
Chef Richard@The Kumquat Kitchen will have food available for purchase.
Beer, Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, and tea available for purchase inside.
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Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center (View)
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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