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JBM Promotions Presents
Nellie McKay
Tue Nov, 14 @ 8:00 PM (Doors: 7:30 pm )
The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room , 111 E Sixth Street , Newport, KY
Ages 18 and Up
$25 adv / $30 dos
Since Get Away from Me, Nellie’s debut record, she has released a bunch of well-received albums with as many different sounds, ranging from pop to jazz to rock & folk, always defying categorization.

Her music has been used on radio, TV, and in the movies, and she has appeared on many shows, from Letterman to A Prairie Home Companion, as well as writing & performing acclaimed bios of Barbara Graham, Rachel Carson, Billy Tipton, and Joan Rivers.

A nominee for The Ovation award for Ethan Coen’s A Play is a Poem, Nellie won a Theatre World award for her work on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, & Drama Desk award for off-Broadway’s Old Hats.

She has written and activated for humans, animals, and the environment since childhood, and continues to push for peace & justice for all
Nellie McKay
Nellie McKay has produced an array of wildly varying albums, from Get Away From Me (“a tour
de force” -The New York Times), Normal as Blueberry Pie: a Tribute to Doris Day (“among the
killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times), to My Weekly Reader, music of
the 60’s (“..kicks serious butt. The results are beautiful.” – PopMatters)..

On Obligatory Villagers (“a brisk nine-song set that plays like the breathless first act of a musical
decrying American fascism” – SPIN), local Poconos hometown jazz greats Bob Dorough, Phil
Woods, and David Liebman contribute their exceptional talents.

Sister Orchid speaks of the night, the outsider, the plaintive wail of those lost at sea. (“the most
lonely romantic album imaginable..” – Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Nellie earned an Ovation nomination for her work as composer/performer in Ethan Coen’s A
Play is a Poem at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles. She has won a Theatre World
Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed
onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor
Has It, Monster-in-Law, PS I Love You, Gasland, Last Holiday, and Private Life.

McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written
three acclaimed musical biographies – I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, third
woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother
Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and A GIRL NAMED BILL –
The Life and Times of Billy Tipton- named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York
Times. Her latest lady bio is The Big Molinsky – Considering Joan Rivers (“unpredictable,
thrilling…sardonic wit..” – The New York Times)

McKay’s music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s 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 NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marian
McPartland’s Piano Jazz. In 2017 her pastel ‘now I can dream of you in peace - i don’t eat you
anymore’ was included in the Behind Closed Doors art exhibition at The Strand Gallery in Soho,

Nellie has enjoyed touring with The Turtle Island Quartet, while The Chase Brock Experience
produced a ballet around 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 PETA’s Humanitarian Award and the Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in
recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal critic of capitalism,
endless wars, and the two-party system that sustains them