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Cat Power

Cat Power

1972 -

Origin: United States

Genres: Folk/Country, Rock

Singer/lyricist Chan Marshall was born in 1972 in Atlanta. She wasn’t quite 20 when she first surrounded herself with artists and first played guitar in the poor neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. Cat Power, her stage name, was born in 1992, leading her to New York where she launched her debut album, Dear Sir, in 1995. In 1998, the singer went to Australia to record Moon Pix, hailed by the specialty press and a cult hit. In 2003, You Are Free marked a musical transition with its blend of elegant folk-rock. After providing musical accompaniment for U.S. screenings of the Dreyer film La passion de Jeanne d'Arc, and playing her songs live in a forest for Mark Borthwick’s experimental film Speaking for the Trees, she recorded Memphis album The Greatest(2006), still her biggest hit. The soul-inspired album was more accessible than its predecessors and divided her fanbase, but also allowed her to appear in Wong Kar-Wai’s film My Blueberry Nights. With 9 albums to her credit including her latest in 2012, Sun, including an appearance by Iggy Pop, Cat Power has established herself as a leading figure in the folk-rock revival begun in the ’90s.


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