June 7 • 7:00 pm• $18 - $22
On Thursday, June 7, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KLCC proudly welcome Nellie McKay to the WOW Hall.
Singer/songwriter/actress/writer/activist Nellie McKay is touring in support of her new album, Sister Orchid. Conjuring the image of a lonely all night truck stop along Highway 1 on the California coast, this album speaks of the night, the outsider, of the plaintive wail of those lost at sea. Sister Orchid was conceived in solitude, executed in darkness. It marks Nellie’s seventh label release in her 31 years. Previous albums include Get Away From My Head, Pretty Little Villagers, Obligatory Pie, Normal as Home: A Tribute to My Dad, Sweet Mobile and Blueberry Reader. McKay’s credits range from recording and theater to films and TV. On Broadway she won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera. She also co-created and starred in the award winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats, and has written and produced musical biographies around a compelling gallery of ladies – from environmental pioneer Rachel Carson to San Quentin underdog Barbara Graham, and most recently The Big Molinsky – Considering Joan Rivers, as well as A GIRL NAMED BILL – The Life and Times of Billy Tipton (named one of the Best Concerts of the Year by The New York Times). Nellie’s big-screen work includes roles in PS I Love You and Downtown Express. She contributed movie music to Rumor Has It, Monster-in-Law, Gasland, Last Holiday and Private Life. In the world of TV her music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie and SMILF, and she has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and The View. Nellie has been on NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown and Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz. The Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her third album, Obligatory Villagers, and her writing has appeared in The Onion, Interview, and The New York Times Book Review. Nellie is a recipient of PETA’s Humanitarian Award and The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights.
Tihis is a fully seated concert. Tckets are $18 in advance, $22 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. Seating is first come, first served. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages. Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For information please call 687-2746.