Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Led by a trail of incense and a little voice at the back of her brain that whispers “Nice try, 60s”, McKay travels to a land of strange and wonderful music on “My Weekly Reader”, revisiting some of the melodies born out of that fertile, conflicted time. Reuniting with Geoff Emerick and with the aid of his golden ear, she covers songs from the era of political turmoil and creative delight by Zappa, Ray Davies, Steve Miller, Country Joe McDonald, and then some.
Since her last album, Nellie has indulged an extended run in the award-winning off-Broadway hit “Old Hats” and written three acclaimed musical biographies; “I Want to Live!”, the story of Barbara Graham, the 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 her latest “A GIRL NAMED BILL – The Life and Times of Billy Tipton”, named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York Times.
Nellie has released five full-length albums and has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera. She’s written original music for the Rob Reiner film “Rumor Has It” and contributed to the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland. Her music has been heard on the TV shows Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire,Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, and Nurse Jackie. She’s also appeared on numerous TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.