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Neko Case

Mostly Credited As: Neko Case
Date Of Birth: September 08, 1970 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Alexandria, Virginia

Neko Case


Alternative country singer/songwriter Neko Case won a steadily growing cult audience for her smoky, sophisticated vocals and the downcast beauty of her music. Born in Alexandria, VA, Case moved around often as a child, spending the largest part of her youth in Tacoma, WA. She left her parents at age 15, and three years later she started playing drums for several bands around the Northwest's punk rock scene. In 1994, she moved to Vancouver to enter art school, and simultaneously joined the punk group Maow, who released a record on the Mint label. She also played with roots rockers the Weasles, and eventually formed her own backing band, the Boyfriends, which initially featured alumni of the Softies, Zumpano, and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. Case released her solo debut, The Virginian, in 1997, delving wholeheartedly into traditional country via a mix of covers and originals. She went on to perform with Carolyn Mark in the old-timey side project the Corn Sisters, and recorded with the Vancouver indie supergroup the New Pornographers. In 1998, Case completed her studies, and with her student visa expired, she returned to Washington and began work on her second solo album. The lovely, melancholy Furnace Room Lullaby was released on Bloodshot Records in 2000 and won high praise from most critics. Case subsequently relocated to Chicago, home of a thriving alt-country scene, and released the home-recorded Canadian Amp EP in 2001. Its moody, late-night ambience carried over to 2002's Blacklisted, a darker yet more eclectic affair; it garnered Case her strongest reviews yet, making many year-end critics' polls, and landed her a tour slot opening for Nick Cave. In 2004, Case signed with Anti Records in the United States, and that year she released a live album, The Tigers Have Spoken, recorded during several dates with Canadian surf-country band the Sadies.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy (2010)As: Cheyenne Cinnamon -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

@Midnight (2013) 
  Neko Case | Kurt Braunohler | James Adomian 02x20: (Feb/06/2014) As Herself 

Austin City Limits (1975) 
  Jason Isbell | Neko Case 39x10: (Jan/11/2014) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Rosanne Cash/Neko Case 29x05: (Nov/08/2003) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan, Neko Case 01x09: (Jun/11/2009) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Drew Barrymore, Jack McBrayer, Neko Case 16x122: (Apr/15/2009) As Herself 
  Stephen Colbert, Mark Cuban, Neko Case 13x160: (Jun/14/2006) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Russell Brand, Gordon Ramsay, Neko Case 17x102: (Mar/04/2009) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry the Cable Guy, Neko Case 14x113: (Mar/09/2006) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jarod Miller, Mary Birdsong, Neko Case 13x163: (Aug/30/2006) As Herself 
Featured Songs

Revenge Songs:
Hatred + Calling Cards 
Veronica Mars Songs:
Wichita Linebacker (a.k.a Friday Night Sleights) + Fox Confessor Brings The Flood 
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Songs:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry the Cable Guy, Neko Case + Hold On, Hold On 
True Blood Songs:
I Wish I Was the Moon + I Wish I Was The Moon 
The Vampire Diaries Songs:
The Night of the Comet + I’m An Animal 
Big Love Songs:
Reunion + John Saw That Number 
Covert Affairs Songs:
What's The Frequency, Kenneth? + Magpie to the Morning 
The L Word Songs:
Lost Weekend + Porchlight 
Parenthood (2010) Songs:
Team Braverman + Vengeance Is Sleeping 
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