Category Archives: Nellie McKay

Three for the Road

The prolific guitarist/composer  Howard Fishman. By Mary Lyn Maiscott Jazzy singer-songwriter Howard Fishman—who as a guitarist has played with such luminaries as Nellie McKay—recently released not one, not two, but three CDs of his songs. “I kind of lost my … Continue reading

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Champion of Dogs and Underdogs

Singer-songwriter-pianist-activist Nellie McKay, whose latest CD packs a melodious punch. By Mary Lyn Maiscott In a tease for Nellie McKay’s performance tomorrow at the Greene Space, for WNYC’s “Soundcheck,” someone called her new CD, Home Sweet Mobile Home, “whimsical.” Perhaps, … Continue reading

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A Latter-Day Doris Day?

Singer Nellie McKay, deceptively light as air, is appearing at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency. By Mary Lyn Maiscott I hesitate to use the image for someone who I’m guessing is a pacifist, but Nellie McKay reminds me of a stealth … Continue reading

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McDreamy Dancing with Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay pounds the piano at a “Midsummer Night Swing.” By Mary Lyn Maiscott An elderly man in a straw hat was getting his mojo on with a flushed, swivel-hipped blonde—I’m talking swing dance—as Nellie McKay (rhymes with McPie) channeled … Continue reading

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