SALT LAKE CITY -- The smoky, ethereal voice of Neko Case will ring over Library Square at the Summer Solstice Show at 7:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at www.summersolsticeshow.com and at all Graywhale locations.
The Virginia-born singer/songwriter started out playing drums in her teens for a number of bands in the Northwest's punk scene. She played with several bands regularly before starting her own country-edged band, The Boyfriends. In the mid-90s, she also joined forces with The New Pornographers, an indie rock supergroup, which she still plays and records with when time allows.
In 2006, Case released her breakthrough sixth album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood," landing at No. 54 on the Billboard Top 200. The disc, and the one to follow, "Middle Cyclone," drew in a legion of new fans to her singing voice, which is at times reminiscent of Patsy Cline's, and an original sound that blends elements of country, folk and pop.
Tickets are $30. The performance, a fundraiser for the 2012 Utah Arts Festival, will be at 200 East and 400 South.