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March 28th, 2007
Episode 75 of 811 episodes
Nellie McKay: Highlights from her live performance from the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, originally webcast on NPR.org Mar. 27. Nellie McKay is a singer-songwriter known for her distinctive mix of jazz vocals and torch singing with cabaret pop, rock and a rap-inspired rants. Clever and darkly comedic, McKay layers caustic lyrics over jaunty piano lines, creating a surprising juxtaposition of conflicting moods that keep the listener guessing. Download the full show online.