I know that a general question about stage names already exists here, but I was wandering if in the specific case of American songwriter Chan Marshall her stage name has a strong meaning or if it is used for some of the reasons already listed in the aforementioned SE question.

Has Chan Marshall/Cat Power ever told why she had chosen her stage name and what does it mean?


As per the Wiki page:

Marshall began playing music in Atlanta with a collective of musicians made up of Glen Thrasher, Marc Moore, Damon Moore and Fletcher Liegerot, who would get together for jam sessions in a basement. The group were booked for a show and had to come up with a name quickly, when a man walked through the door of the pizzeria where Marshall worked, wearing a Caterpillar trucker cap that read: "Cat Diesel Power". Marshall immediately decided on Cat Power as the name of the band.

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