In 1997, alt-country singer-songwriter Neko Case released her debut album, ‘The Virginian,’ which was half made up of cover songs originally recorded by expected and not-so-expected artists like the Everly Brothers and Queen. Very few people paid attention to it. But the record serves as an intro point to the follow-up album, 2000’s ‘Furnace Room Lullaby,’ which was credited to Neko Case & Her
To say Neko Case is exorcising demons on 'The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You' is unfair. She long ago came to terms with her parents' failures, and in an interview with NPR, she spoke candidly about their deaths, revealing they never wanted a child and didn't treat her well.
Rhode Island's acclaimed Newport Folk Festival is gearing up to migrate West for the inaugural edition of Way Over Yonder. The two-day bash, set to take place at the scenic Santa Monica Pier on Oct. 5-6, features the likes of Conor Oberst, Neko Case and Brett Dennen, plus many more.