Kelly Hogan :: The AD Interview

People like to call Kelly Hogan a “chanteuse,” but isn’t that really just a fancy French word for “she can sing her ass off?” The Georgia native cut her teeth belting it out in Atlanta with rootsy-jazzy-indie-indefinable The Jody Grind before moving on to the Rock*A*Teens, and then to Chicago, where she tried to quit music, but couldn’t.   Nowadays, she lives in rural Wisconsin and sings with Neko Case (among many, many others). She recently released her fourth solo album (the first in 11 years) I Like To Keep Myself in Pain, which features songs penned by Andrew Bird, Robyn Hitchcock and Vic Chesnutt (among many, many others).

Last month, AD caught up with Kelly via telephone from her home in Evansville, where she was cooking dinner for her “dude,” who was about to go to work in the cheese factory.

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