Neko Case, fan-eater

I would bet the Vermont farm she now apparently owns that no one in the past decade has put up with more dunderheaded audience…

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Haggard Far from Tired

As international music icons go, Merle Haggard is kind of a weird one. He's an ex-con who writes immortal pop poetry (“Tonight the bottle…

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The War Between the Guitars

Remember when only 50-year-old gray-haired dudes played pedal steel guitar? Those days are over, friends. Youngsters around the country have applied themselves well, resulting…

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Hank-ering

A long time ago, in a Canada far, far away, a teenage Neko Case wrote a song called “Very Missionary.” These days, Case is…

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