WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Nellie McKay is not easy to categorize—and that's an understatement! A cabaret-leaning, contemporary-pop chanteuse, her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook. But beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts and a sharply tuned social conscience. Her particular gift is in mingling all kinds and eras of pop music from Irving Berlin to Neil Young, writing upbeat melodies with subversive undercurrents as she does in her latest CD Home Sweet Mobile Home, in her latest solo show, Silent Spring-It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, and currently in the off-Broadway hit Old Hats.