During the second half of the '90s, alt-country songstresses Neko Case
and Carolyn Mark
performed and recorded occasionally as the Corn Sisters
. Enthusiastic, off-the-cuff performances at CMJ and New Music West and in a gig opening for Richard Buckner
paved the way for the Corn Sisters
' 2000 debut album, The Other Women
, which captured a performance at Seattle's Hattie's Hat.