Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs find that collaborating isn’t always easy

June 25, 2016 - Supermoon

When singer/songwriter k.d. lang had a idea to form a supergroup, her impulse was the Traveling Wilburys, an act that counted a likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne as members. 

So she shot emails to dual contenders: Neko Case, whose monumental lyricism and mountainous voice has leaped out of speakers given her 1997 solo debut, and Laura Veirs, whose fragile guitar melodies and approach with a word have warranted her commend and devotion.

Both had a identical reaction

“Come on, you’re not going to contend no to that,” said Veirs on a phone during new a discussion call with lang. Veirs said yes despite carrying had her second baby that same week. “That’s a lot to take on though I’m not going to contend no.”  

Case laughed as she described receiving a message: “I remember replying to it before we even finished reading it,” she pronounced in a apart speak from her home in Vermont,  “Like, ‘Duh, yes. Sign me up. I’m in.’”