Neyla Pekarek & Friends Present "Western Woman"


MCA Denver at the Holiday
2644 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
United States

Neyla Pekarek playing a cello in front of aspen trees.

Neyla Pekarek (she/her/hers) began playing cello at age nine in her hometown of Aurora, Colorado. She studied Musical Theatre and earned a degree in Music Education at UNC in Greeley, CO. In 2010, she joined the Denver folk-rock group The Lumineers as a cellist and vocalist and spent eight years touring the world and recording with the band. In January 2019, she released her debut album, "Rattlesnake" (streaming now!), on S-Curve Records, and was commissioned by the Denver Center for Performing Arts to develop her album into a musical production entitled, Rattlesnake Kate, which had its World Premier at the DCPA in February 2022. Neyla wrote the music and lyrics and garnered a Best Supporting Actress Henry Award for her portrayal of the cello-playing horse, Brownie. Neyla is a proud member of Sweet Adelines International and The Barbershop Harmony Society, two organizations that nurture the craft of barbershop quartet singing.