Sean Nelson might be most famous the world over for his vocal cords, but those of us who remember his stately Stranger legacy and his impeccable 33 1/3 book, know that, in addition to be a charming showman, Sean's writing prowess is unmatchable. So, when recommending tonight's 'Nelson Sings Nilsson' show at the Triple Door, the smartest thing we can to do is to cut and past his well-written wit-lined email reminding folks about tonight's NsN show:
As some of you know, Mark Nichols and I made a (still-to-be-released) record of Harry Nilsson songs last year called Nelson Sings Nilsson. We did a big show of this material with a 25+ piece orchestra last December at Town Hall that lots of you came out for, and it was all super fun and great.
Well, we're doing it again, at the Triple Door, a much more appropriate venue for this kind of thing. If you haven't been there, it's a pretty fancy pants place with high ceilings, fantastic sound, and tables, with table service and good food and strong drinks! It's like a jazz club from a movie–but DON'T WORRY! There will be no jazz at this show. That's a promise you can take to the bank.
We're trotting out the whole orchestra (including members of "Awesome," Circus Contraption, The French Project, the Sarah Rudinoff-Nick Garrsion band) and the celebrated kids choir(!) again for TWO SHOWS, at 7 and 10. The early show is ALL-AGES. Late show is 21+. Tickets are $15. We have had no press for this show, so please feel free to tell a friend. Legitimate Indian pop star Mehnaz will open the late show. (And rumor has it that the encore may involve the much-storied Nelson Sings Nilsson Sings Newman project.)
Nelson Sings Nilsson LIVE
Saturday, May 19th
216 Union St (between 2nd and 3rd, Downtown)
All-Ages show at 7pm.
21 and over at 10pm.