Cat Power is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for her unique smoky, subterranean vocals and fusion of sounds, which blends folk, country, blues, punk and avant-garde pop.
After moving to New York City, she recorded material at the end of 1994 that would comprise her first two albums, Dear Sir (1995) and Myra Lee (1996), which is named after her mother. She was signed to Matador Records in 1996, and the same year released What Would the Community Think?
Her acclaimed record Moon Pix dropped in 1998, and Cat Power's 2000 album, The Covers Record, featured stark, radical remakes of songs from artists like Nina Simone, Michael Hurley and the Rolling Stones. This was followed by 2003's You Are Free, which features input from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.
In 2012, Power released Sun. The album—which she wrote, played all instruments on, and produced (with subsequent mixing by Phillippe Zdar) in a variety of studios—goes in a pointedly electronic direction and focuses on themes of self-awareness, global connectedness and spirituality. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Feed The Body, Feed The Soul and Refuge Foundation for the Arts.
All proceeds will benefit the Refuge Foundation for the Arts, Inc., supporting assistance with basic needs and access to the arts in Northeast Wisconsin.
The event will be opened by the following performers: Faye Webster, Erin Rae, The Dove & The Wolf, and Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae.