September 16, 2023
“Pekarek sheds her skin and kicks off a solo career with… Rattlesnake…diversifying the retro-pop punch found in the Shangri-Las’ “Train From Kansas City” with barbershop harmonies and Cole Porter-worthy chord changes.”
—Robert Crawford, Rolling Stone
“It’s Pekarek’s music that captures the soul of the show. She provides the landscape for soaring female power anthems along with heart-wrenching ballads [that] had me shook.”
—Chris Arneson, BroadwayWorld
Neyla Pekarek, former cellist and vocalist of the GRAMMY nominated band, The Lumineers and composer/lyricist of Rattlesnake Kate, makes her 54 Below debut celebrating the release of her new EP, Western Woman. Sharing songs and stories inspired by her muse, Rattlesnake Kate—a Colorado folk hero, made famous for a harrowing encounter with 140 rattlesnakes—in a night of folk-cabaret. Featuring music from her 2019 debut album Rattlesnake, and five brand new songs off her 2023 release, Western Woman, Neyla Pekarek delivers soaring power anthems, charming campfire folklore, and ear-worm melodies that will keep you humming long after the night is over.
Featuring special guests:
Gina Naomi Baez
Joined by members of the GOTHAM Chorus.
Music direction by Patrick Sulken.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.