Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt have been actors for years. Mullally is best known for playing the tipsy socialite Karen Walker in the sitcom Will & Grace, while Hunt has been in Friday Night Lights, Californication and other shows. Together, they've formed a musical duo called Nancy and Beth — and their style is hard to pin down.
"We call it punk show-biz, because this show-biz element has crept into our very laid-back approach to music," Mullally says.
That's as close as you can get to characterizing the genre of Mullally and Hunt's eclectic self-titled album, Nancy And Beth, on which they cover everything from jazz standards to George Jones to Gucci Mane's "I Don't Love Her."
"To have two women performing it — it takes on this whole other timbre," Mullally explains.
Hear the rest of the duo's conversation with NPR's Ari Shapiro at the audio link.