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Nellie McKay In The Studio

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Nellie McKay On Song Travels

Nellie McKay On Song Travels

Nellie McKay In The Studio

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Set List

  • McKay (voice, piano), "Did I Remember" (Donaldson, Adamson)
  • McKay (voice, piano), "I Cover the Waterfront" (Green, Heyman)
  • McKay (voice, piano), "All My Life" (Stept, Mitchell)
  • McKay (voice, piano), "Medley: On the Sunny Side of the Street, Bemsha Swing, Toto Dies" (McHugh, Fields; Monk, Best; McKay)
  • McKay (voice, piano), "Beneath the Underdog" (McKay)
  • McKay (voice, piano), "Listen Here" (Frishberg)
  • McKay (voice), Feinstein (piano), "The Nearness of You" (Carmichael, Washington)
  • McKay (voice, piano), Feinstein (voice, piano), "Pennies from Heaven" (Johnston, Burke)

Singer, composer and actor Nellie McKay brings a comedic flair to her stage shows, including Nellie with a Z, in which she plays a cabaret veteran three times her age. Her music also has been featured on the television series Weeds, Grey's Anatomy and Boardwalk Empire. Her latest album, My Weekly Reader, is out March 24.

On this Song Travels, McKay and host Michael Feinstein team up for "Pennies from Heaven" and "The Nearness of You," and she performs her original "Beneath the Underdog."

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