By Neil Shurley, Greenville Online
It’s hard to describe Nellie McKay. She can be bitingly sarcastic and sweetly nostalgic. She plays the piano and ukulele and has a fantastic voice that can casually flip between guttural asides and frilly trills within the same song. And last night she played her unique cabaret show to a sold-out crowd at Genevieve’s, the new theater lounge at the Peace Center.
With its high ceilings, chic sofas and Reedy River view, Genevieve’s proved to be a perfect venue for a cabaret performer like McKay. It’s both intimate and showy, boasting a modern, urban feel that fit well with McKay’s New York City vibe.