Neko Case is often referred to as a Canadian. She was actually born in Alexandria, Virginia in September 1970 and she grew up in Tacoma, Washington, a place she still refers to as her home town. She did however get her start in the music business while she was living in Vancouver, British Columbia, from 1994 until 1998.
Her involvement in country music started with the release of her album The Virginian in 1997. She began her assoication with the Tucson Arizona crowd when she recorded the album Blacklisted in 2003. Noted Tucson artists such as Joey Burns & John Convertino (Calexico) & Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) worked on the album as did Dallas Good (Sadies)and notable Bloodshot artists such as Kelly Hogan (Vocals) & Jon Rauhouse (Pedal Steel).She has continued her association with these artists on her later albums & has made regular guest appearances of her own. Moving to Chicago in 2000, she has fallen in with the alt-country crowd via the Bloodshot Records label, home of many US alt-country artists such as the Waco Brothers, Sadies, Paul Burch, Bobby Bare Jr and Wayne Hancock.
In 2006 Case released Fox Confessor Brings the Flood this time on the Anti Records label. Once again the members of Calexico (Joey Burns & John Convertino), the Sadies (Dallas & Travis Good), Kelly Hogan, Howe Gelb, Jon Rauhouse and Garth Hudson from The Band all make siginificant contributions. The album was well received making several Best of 2006 lists, most notably No.2 on the No Depression Best of 2006.
In February 2007 Neko Case returns to Australia (She was here just last November with the New Pornographers). She has two gigs in Melbourne the first at the Spanish Club with Emily Ulman & the sold out gig at the Prince Bandroom with support from Jon Langford.
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