Nellie McKay to play The Ark

Nellie McKay brings her incessant folk-pop rambling to The Ark on Sunday, January 23 at 7:30pm. It is hard to define McKay’s musical style. Her background has taken her all over the map genre-wise. In addition to making her own music, she has also done covers, acted in movies, done Broadway, and recorded an album that is a tribute to Doris Day.

McKay may be a jazz-influenced pop artist, but her songs wouldn’t necessarily be described as romantic, they’re more along the lines of edgy. Her songs are humorous, endearing, and spit-in-your-face all at the same time. Her critically acclaimed albums, Get Away From Me, Pretty Little Head, and Obligatory Villagers, are filled with sharp feminist vocals brimming with infusions of cabaret, pop, vocal jazz and rock. McKay’s new album, Home Sweet Mobile Home, brings her out on tour, and lucky for us there’s a stop in Ann Arbor.

Visit The Ark’s website for full details and ticket information regarding her upcoming live performance.