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Cat Power is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Charlyn "Chan" Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall, January 21, 1972), known for her minimalist (and often pastoral) music, sparse guitar and piano playing and ethereal, Southern-styled vocals. She is often accompanied by backing musicians on record and in concert.
The daughter of divorced parents, Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall was born in Georgia. Her childhood involved much upheaval, with Marshall living throughout the Southern United States (Greensboro, North Carolina, Bartlett, Tennessee, and Georgia and South Carolina,) and between parents. In interviews she has openly discussed her childhood and stated that the constant travelling prepared her for the touring life of a professional musician.
After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City where, after opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on he...
|Born||January 21, 1972|
|Genre||Indie rock, singer-songwriter|