Check out Neko Case's first couple records, and you might consider her a honky-tonk/country singer. She actually got her start playing drums in a punk band. ....No wonder we love her. Case's latest album comes following a series of rough spots, including the loss of both parents, and a grandmother she was even closer to. And then there's the mother she overheard in the Honululu airport.... This new one has been getting a tidal wave of great reviews, as both her strongest and her strangest.