Neko Case, NPR Live Concert Series, Part I


Wow. The great folks at NPR’s All Songs Considered have done it again. Just as I was lamenting the fact that I had forgotten to instruct the elves in my computer to record Neko Case’s concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., that NPR was streaming on Sunday night, All Songs Considered already has made it available as an mp3 download.

Once again, this is great for me because Neko is only coming as far West as Austin, at least on this tour. So this is as close as I’ll get to her live, although I’ve seen her a couple of times in the past at small venues in Tempe. She’s tremendous. (Duh … deep analysis, I know.)

An added bonus: Her pedal steel guitar player is (and has been for some time) Jon Rauhouse, a stalwart of the Phoenix/Tempe music scene, not to mention one of the nicest guys around.

As always, I’ve trimmed the one file into separate song files not to discount the value of concert banter but more for ease of navigating through songs. I encourage you to pick up the entire file here. And this is a monster: 21 songs. I might have to do this in three posts.

Neko Case, NPR Live Concert Series, 4/9/06:

1. A Widow’s Toast
2. Favorite
3. If You Knew
4. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5. Set Out Running
6. Outro With Bees
7. Star Witness
(with opener Martha Wainwright)

10 thoughts on “Neko Case, NPR Live Concert Series, Part I”

  1. Hi – Neko’s booking agency has the following additional US dates posted on their website…nothing in AZ to date, but at least she’s venturing beyond Austin.

    Sat 5/27/06 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
    Thu 6/15/06 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
    Sat 6/17/06 Park City, UT Suede
    Wed 6/21/06 Salona Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
    Fri 6/23/06 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
    Fri 6/30/06 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
    Sat 7/1/06 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
    Sun 7/2/06 Vancouver, BC Centre for the Performing Arts
    Fri 7/7/06 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Fest
    Sat 7/8/06 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Fest

  2. Kev how long you been linked to Salon.com?? I just saw your blog there. Now that is some dope shit. Grats man…when ever they gave you the link up.

  3. This is wonderful! Thank you ever so much for sharing this concert here — and for posting the songs as separate downloads, making it possible to obtain them on a slow dialup connexion.

  4. Glad to see your Neko post. FYI, there are actually 22 songs! NPR does not list the final encore, Knock Loud, with the wonderfully spare combination of Neko, Kelly, John, and Tom. I’ve edited this concert to 64 minutes with some applause and a few choice comments by Ms. Case. She and our president appear to be at loggerheads….

  5. Just found out Neko *is* playing Tucson at The Rialto on Tues. June 20..and in Boulder Fri. June 16

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