Neko Richelle Case ( born September 8, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.
Case, born in Alexandria, Virginia, is the daughter of Diana Mary Dubbs and James Bamford Case. Case’s paternal family surname was originally Shevchenko.
Case’s father, a Vietnam vet serving in the United States Air Force was based in Virginia. Her parents, teenagers when they had her, were of Ukrainian ancestry. Her parents divorced when Case began school.
Case’s family traveled around while she was young. Her stepfather is an archaeologist. She has lived in Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon and Washington. She considers Tacoma, Washington to be her hometown. She now lives in Vermont.