With her sweet, gossamer voice, vivacious smile, blond curls, and affection for Doris Day, Nellie McKay would seem to be the epitome of the ditzy, amiable lightweight. But McKay, an actress, former standup comic, multi-instrumentalist, and razor-sharp lyricist, takes her music seriously and often readily subverts her gee-willikers image with lacerating satire about the troubled state of the world. Her savvy, irony-free arrangements of Day's canon and just-sly-enough,... More >>>