Why Waxahatchee at The Fleece is the one gig you should see this week

9th June 2015

Image: Michael Rubenstein

Artist: Waxahatchee

Venue: The Fleece

Date: Thursday 11th June, 19.30


Waxahatchee, the solo musical project of Katie Crutchfield, is named after a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. The follow up to 2013’s critically lauded Cerulean Salt, latest album Ivy Tripp drifts confidently from its predecessor and displays a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield currently finds herself. The previous themes of loss of youth and coming of age have been replaced with self control and sheer honesty.

My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it’s been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs. I think a running theme [of Ivy Tripp] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming.


Waxahatchee’s gig at The Fleece will be her first in Bristol – don’t miss out!

Conal Dougan