Under the lonesome cry of the midnight train, stars twinkling over hillbilly lights in the mountain fog, Nellie McKay returns with her first album of original material in 13 years. Recorded in Charleston, West Virginia with The Carpenter Ants & a roving retinue of musical compadres, Hey Guys, Watch This traces the haunted sounds of Appalachia to a renaissance of revelry. So unpack your washtub bass, fill up your red cup & pull on your shitkickers ‘cause the night is young & the moon is bright, even if we’re not.
Herewith find a basket of freshly picked garden songs – just a merry and melancholy bouquet of music, as resilient as a wildflower, and as moody as a rose. With autumn leaves comes longing, for what is gone and what’s to come.. kick back and give yourself some credit. This is music for the come rain or come shine crowd – just a little something to wet your whistle. Produced and performed by Nellie, Bagatelles is the companion release to 2018’s Sister Orchid
Booking: Lori Peters, Concerted Efforts
Publicity: Carla Parisi, Kid Logic