Neko Case‘s voice is something beyond description. You need to experience it. Go to NPR right now and listen to her concert recorded in April 2009.
Mark one up for sharing music: a few years ago a friend burned mix of Neko’s music for me. I now own most of her stuff – and I paid cold hard cash for it – because it’s all good work and worth every penny.
My favorites are a few from Blacklisted, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, and Middle Cyclone – her latest. Here they are (with a few linked to YouTube videos of live versions):
From “Blacklisted” – Ghost Writing
From “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood” – Star Witness and Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
From “Middle Cyclone” – Prison Girls and The Pharaohs
My wife and I got to see Neko in Kansas City this past July; it was awesome. You should see her, too.