Cat Power Opens Up About Substance Abuse, Connecting With Live Audiences

    Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) recently sat down with the AOL/PBS documentary series MAKERS, which details the accomplishments and stories of some pretty awesome ladies. In the interview, Marshall talks about her rise to success and substance abuse issues, as well as getting clean and learning to interact with live audiences. “Before ‘The Greatest’ album came out, I’d never looked at the darn audience before,” Marshall says in the interview. “I’d seen the shapes of the heads kinda focused in my direction, but I’d never looked into all the eyeballs and seen the communication there.”

    She also shares some personal anecdotes that include the location of her Atlanta band’s first show: a strip club.

    Marshall is the latest addition to the series, which also includes mini-docs of everyone from Hillary Clinton to teen fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson.

    Watch the clip below, along with several shorter segments at the MAKERS website: