Cat Power is the nom de rock of Chan Marshall. Her second album of cover songs is a tribute to the great vocalists that have inspired her over the years. It includes two originals which fit the 'covers' theme: "Song To Bobby" evokes Dylan in both style and content, and a new sense of triumph pervades her revisit to 2000's "Metal Heart".
Jukebox was recorded by Stuart Sikes at the Hit Factory (Miami), Rare Book Room (Brooklyn), and Sikes Studio (Dallas). Her backing band on the album and all subsequent touring is "Dirty Delta Blues" – Jim White (drums), Judah Bauer (guitar), Gregg Foreman (keyboards), Erik Paparazzi (bass). Guest musicians on Jukebox include Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Janis Joplin), Larry McDonald (Toots & the Maytals, Taj Mahal), Teenie Hodges (Al Green, Memphis Rhythm Band), and Matt Sweeney (Chavez).
Rolling Stone: "A dazzling self-portrait...she refashions material from other artists and makes it seem like it's been hers all along."
New York Times: "Quietly assertive as well as admiring...she claims [the originals] by pondering them."
LA Times: "Subtle touches of jazz, blues, rock and country add to the dreamy, soulful elegance and make Jukebox feel like a private love letter to treasured tunes."
Live On Stage:
Chan Marshall is making her second appearance at Bonnaroo. Last time in Manchester she was backed by the Memphis Rhythm Band, this time around her touring band is Dirty Delta Blues. Here she is with them doing New York...
I absolutely love this tune, here's Lived In Bars...
Couple more to check out...
Cross Bones Style
Where Is My Love?
For more on Cat Power head on over to her official website.