Neko Richelle Case (; born September 8, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the Canadian indie rock group the New Pornographers. Case has a powerful, untrained contralto voice, which has been described by contemporaries and critics as a "flamethrower," "a powerhouse [which] seems like it might level buildings," "a 120-mph fastball," and a "vocal tornado". Critics also note her idiosyncratic, "cryptic," "imagistic" lyrics, and credit her as a significant figure in the early 21st-century American revival of the tenor guitar. Case's body of work has spanned and drawn on a range of traditions including country, folk, art rock, indie rock, and pop and is frequently described as defying or avoiding easy generic classification.
Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Case is the daughter of Diana Mary Dubbs and James Bamford Case. Case's paternal family surname was originally Shevchenko. Her father, a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Air Force was based in Virginia at the time of her birth. Case's parents, who were teenagers when they had her, were of Ukrainian ancestry. Her parents divorced when Case began school.Case's family relocated several times during her childhood due to her stepfather's work as an archaeologist. She has lived in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon and Washington. She considers Tacoma, Washington to be her hometown.Case left home at age 15. By the age of 18 she was performing as a drummer for the Del Logs and the Propanes, playing in venues including a punk club called the Community World Theater.
Movies & TV shows
Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble
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The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
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Two Headed Cow
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Neko Case: Live from Austin, TX
Country chanteuse Neko Case shows off her powerful pipes and topnotch songwriting skills in this intimate concert recorded in August 2003 for the PBS staple "Austin City Limits." The first-rate show f...
1 TV show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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The Boardinghouse Reach
A time travel movie.
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge
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