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Matt Everitt talks to Cat Power about the key moments of her life and career.

Matt Everitt talks to Cat Power about the key moments of her life and career.

Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is an artist known for her haunting vocals and emotionally revealing songs, in which is she unafraid to lay her innermost feelings bare.

Having taken on the stage name Cat Power for her first band in 1992, she has since adopted it as a moniker for all her musical projects, which has included collaborations with Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder.

She chats candidly to Matt about her earliest musical influences growing up in Georgia listening to her gran’s country and church music, before her sister introduced her to experimental rock at the tender age of 11 - which sparked her long-term love of ‘outsider’ music.

She was “discovered” opening for Liz Phair in 1993 by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, which led to her first album, ‘Dear Sir’ in 1995 and most recently released her 10th album, ‘The Wanderer’ in 2018.

In this episode, Cat Power also gives an insight into her own raw, spontaneous approach to her own live shows as an artist, life-changing advice from Jonathan Richman, as well as the reasons for her passion for music from Aretha Franklin, Can, and more.

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Sun 20 Jan 2019 13:00

Music Played

  • Cat Power

    Ruin

    • Matador.
  • Cat Power

    Lived In Bars

  • Jim Reeves

    He'll Have To Go

    • Billboard Top Country Hits: 1960 (Various Artists).
    • Rhino.
  • Hüsker Dü

    Diane

    • Metal Circus.
    • SST Records.
    • 2.
  • J.J. Cale

    Cocaine

    • Mercury.
  • Can

    Mushroom

    • The Singles.
    • Mute.
    • 9.
  • Aretha Franklin

    It Ain't Fair

    • The Delta Meets Detroit: Aretha's Blues.
    • Rhino.
    • 11.
  • Cat Power

    The Greatest

    • Matador.
  • Cat Power

    Headlights

    • Dear Sir.
    • Plain Recordings.
    • 9.
  • Cat Power

    Silent Machine

    • MATADOR RECORDS.
  • Cat Power

    Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)

    • Domino.
  • Nina Simone

    Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter

    • Emergency Ward, It Is Finished And Black Gold.
    • Sony.

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