Wednesday, April 04, 2007
One of the musical performers at the Festival of Faith and Music '07 was a woman named Neko Case. Neko has been playing music for a while, both as a solo artist and part of several bands. She is one of those artists that I never followed; can't keep track of them all, I guess.
Neko opened for Emmylou Harris for the Saturday night performance at FFM, and hear me--I am now paying attention.
I like her voice, and her songs bridge familiar folk-country roots with some innovative songwriting. And I love her voice! She also plays tenor guitar often in concert, making the music geek in me shiver in nerdiness.
Her entire 40-or-so minute set was stunning. As good as Emmylou and Sufjan and all of the other performers were, I think Neko's set will stand out the most.
posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 4/04/2007 10:21:00 PM,
- At 7:49 AM, Nick Ritenour said...
Wait, Neko Case is a Christian?
I loved her voice in the New Pornographers, so I got Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and borrowed her other CD's from a guy at work. She's a great singer, but I guess I never thought about her as a Christian.
- At 8:05 AM, Jason said...
She isn't, actually--this was the first festival that had a speaker (Andrew Beaujon) and a musician (Neko) that weren't Christians. I think it was a good move; not only did they have good things to say from an outsider's perspective (especially Beaujon), but it also let the festival participants break out of their Christian kid safety bubble a bit.