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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman probably isn’t the first person who comes to mind when a musician playing the Black Cat announces she has a special guest. But then again, Neko Case is anything but usual. (Landesman and Case, who promotes literacy awareness, repped the D.C. chapter of 826 National, a literacy non-profit.) The show itself was stunning. Armed with a full band that also included a flat pedal steel and stand-up bass, Case and her amazing voice wound the audience through her catalog, a middle cyclone that pulled a willing audience into its center.
Openers Y La Bamba were an amazing find. Their blend of indie rock with traditional Mexican folk was creative and uplifting.
(Case with Landesman)
(More photos from both sets can be found here.)