Neko Case filled First Avenue tonight with the glorious sound from her fantastic pipes. She reminds me of a modern day Patsy Cline the way her voice resonates. She's from Vancouver and also sometimes sings with the New Pornographers who were through town this summer without her. Bloodshot Records recording artist Kelly Hogan sang some backup and Giant Sand opened the night. The crowd was as into Neko as a Minnesota crowd can be and she appreciated it.
Here's a sample of one of her terrific songs called "Hold On, Hold On":
And her with the New Pornographers doing the great title track off their latest "Challengers" record: