Cat Power

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Cat Power (get it? Cat power? Supercat?) always pops up on the music blogosphere – and Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo will cause her to pop up also, since she had the forethought to rename herself “Cat.”

Cat Power warms up ‘Jukebox’ for mid-winter tour

cat-power-jukebox.jpgCat Power–a.k.a. Chan Marshall–returns to the road for a short tour in February to support her forthcoming second album of cover songs, “Jukebox.”The singer, who will kick off a six-city outing Feb. 6 in New York City, will once again have the services of her Dirty Delta Blues Band backing her up. The group, which also appears on the new album, consists of Judah Bauer (from Blues Explosion), Gregg Foreman (Delta 72), Erik Paparazzi (Lizard Music), and Jim White (from Dirty Three).

Read more here.

A review of her 2006 release, “The Greatest,” can be found here.

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There’s little in Marshall’s past releases, which drew heavily on American folk music, country and the blues, to suggest the straightforward beauty of ‘The Greatest’. A notoriously withdrawn singer-songwriter, she sounds almost upbeat on many of the tracks here, her smoky voice finding a remarkable setting amongst the Memphis horns, funky string arrangements and smooth backing vocals which populate this record. While Marshall sings songs of loss and longing, beguiling rhythms sugar-coat the bitter pill and there’s an unmistakable swing to ‘The Greatest’, especially on ‘Could We’ and closing track ‘Love and Communication’.

Intrigued? You can also check Cat Power out on MySpace, or visit her official site.

Also, here’s her upcoming tour schedule:

JANUARY
monday 21 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
sunday 27 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
FEBRUARY
wednesday 6 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
thursday 7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
friday 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Starlight Ballroom
saturday 9 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
sunday 10 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
thursday 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

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