Neko Case plans northeastern swing
Thursday, January 3, 2008
– Neko Case is scheduled to set off in late January for a six-date tour which will take her through the northeastern U.S. to many cities where she has never played before.
November saw the re-release of a deluxe version of the widely lauded "Fox Confessor Bring the Flood" 2007 also marked the re-release of Neko's 2002 "Blacklisted" and "Furnace Room Lullaby" (2000).
During the year, Case toured with Rufus Wainwright, appeared at the inaugural Stagecoach Music Festivaland recorded a disc with the New Pornographers.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 25 - Tarrytown, NY at Music Hall
Jan. 26- Ithaca, NY at State Theatre
Jan. 27- Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
Jan. 31 - Albany, NY at The Egg
Feb. 1-Providence, RI at Lupos
Feb. 2 - Northampton, MA at Calvin Theatre
More news for Neko Case
CD reviews for Neko Case
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Chanteuse Neko Case seems to have a taste for animal flesh - at least in the titles of her albums. Her last CD, "The Tigers Have Spoken," featured Case in a live setting. Having returned to the studio (after a stint with her other project, Canadian power popsters The New Pornographers), Case seems to be pushing into new terrain.
Her voice is more ethereal in selections such as "Margaret vs. Pauline" or "Hold On, Hold On" (which also features great rat-a-tat-tat drums by Travis Good). »»»
Neko Case is blessed with a dynamic clarion of a voice- emotionally powerful, yet expressing a beguiling openness and vulnerability. On this, her third full-length record, she's left the scattershot variety of her debut, "The Virginian" and the torch and twang-rock of her follow-up "Furnace Room Lullaby" behind for darker territory.
The new record is dark, forbidding and dread-filled. Case's writing, arguably more effective than ever (all but two songs are her own), sets the mood that's then »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts
Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other
name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical
implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining
a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Walker Hayes has a lot of Sam Hunt in his music, in that he mixes a lot of hip-hop in with his country. Traditionalists will have trouble with his unorthodox approach. Kids, though, raised on just as much Drake as Paisley, will likely eat it up. »»»
From A Room: Volume 2
There is no bigger artist in country music today, perhaps even in American music, than Chris Stapleton. His appeal reaches beyond just the commercial country fans for his gritty bluesy approach. 2015's "Traveller" set a high bar, which was met by this year's release of "From A Room: Volume 1," which won Album of the Year in the 51st CMA Awards. »»»