Neko Case

Neko Case
Neko Case - Forecastle Fest 2012 (cropped).jpg
Case performs at the 2012 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
Background information
Birth nameNeko Richelle Case[1]
Born (1970-09-08) September 8, 1970 (age 48)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
OriginTacoma, Washington, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • percussion
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active1994–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteNekoCase.com

Neko Richelle Case (s/;[2] born September 8, 1970)[3] is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.

Early life

Case, born in Alexandria, Virginia, is the daughter of Diana Mary Dubbs and James Bamford Case.[4] Case's paternal family surname was originally Shevchenko.[5] Her father, a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Air Force[6] was based in Virginia when she was born. Case's parents, who were teenagers when they had her, were of Ukrainian ancestry.[3] Her parents divorced when Case began school.[3]

Case's family traveled around while she was young. Her stepfather is an archaeologist. She has lived in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon and Washington,[3] though she considers Tacoma, Washington to be her hometown. Case now resides in Vermont.

Case left home at 15. At 18 years of age, she worked as a drummer for the Del Logs and the Propanes, playing in venues including a punk club called the Community World Theater.[3] She attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, leaving a few credits short of a BFA in 1998.[7]

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