Waxahatchee, an indie music project formed in 2010 by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street in New York City. With country/folk singer/songwriter Anna St. Louis on bass and Justin Sullivan’s (of dreamy lo-fi pop outfit Night Stop) on drums.
I first stumbled upon Waxahatchee (named after a creek in Crutchfield’s homestate of Alabama) after her second album “Cerulean Salt” made #22 on Pitchfork magazine’s “Best Albums of 2013” list. Gave it a listen on Spotify and I was hooked. Waxahatchee has since released “Ivy Tripp” (2015) and “Out in the Storm” (2017) to critical acclaim.
Her latest offering “Great Thunder” is a stripped-down acoustic EP that revisits six tracks she recorded in 2012 as a short-lived member of Great Thunder, a band she formed with bassist Keith Spencer. It’s this very stripped-down sound that Crutchfield brought to Le Poisson Rouge this past Monday evening. It was one of the best live shows I’ve ever attended – even Mrs. Perez was smiling ear to ear after the show. Waxahatchee is currently on tour at a city near you – check her out (you can thank me afterwards).
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