February 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

February 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

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Aaron Neville, Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer and ambassador to the world for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, appears this month on Song Travels

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels for a variety of original music, comedic flair, and interesting conversation featuring artists such as Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer Aaron Neville. 

 2/7        Eric Hutchinson   Vocalist and songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s self-released debut album landed him in the top ten on iTunes’ album chart. This wry lyricist draws inspiration from the masters, including Lennon & McCartney, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, and Cole Porter. On this week’s Song Travels, Hutchinson performs his original “OK It’s Alright with Me.”

2/14      René Marie   Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress René Marie launched her career in 1999 with her self-released debut album Renaissance and quickly found success as a performer and recording artist. Her 2013 album, I Wanna Be Evil, is the first ever tribute album to the late Eartha Kitt. On this Song Travels, Marie explains what led to her recent project and performs “C’est Si Bon” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” with Feinstein at the keys.

2/21      Aaron Neville   Grammy-winning R&B/soul singer Aaron Neville has been a music mainstay for more than five decades. Ambassador to the world for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, he is this week’s guest on Song Travels. Neville performs a set of Doo-Wop greats, including “This Magic Moment” and “Under the Boardwalk,” and he and host Feinstein create their own magic moment with a duet of “Smile.”

2/28      Nellie McKay   Vocalist, composer, and actress Nellie McKay brings a comedic flair to her stage shows, including Nellie with a Z, in which she plays a cabaret veteran three times her age! Her music also has been featured on the television series WeedsGrey’s Anatomy, and Boardwalk Empire. On this Song Travels, McKay and host Feinstein team up for “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Nearness of You,” and she performs her original “Beneath the Underdog.”

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