Katie Crutchfield, the singer songwriter behind Waxhatchee, might be based on the east coast of the United States at this point in her career, but the Birmingham, Alabama will always be home. This was evident on March 19th as Crutchfield performed a solo show in the Magic City at Saturn Birmingham. It was a stripped down and intimate performance for an audience that listened intently to every word and note.
This show was my first time seeing Crutchfield on stage since late 2015. That particular set was at The Nick so it was a bit of a different setting and aesthetic this go around. Still, the performances were equally captivating as Crutchfield's voice and lyrical content command attention, regardless the venue. She looked genuinely happy and excited to be performing in front of a hometown audience, and the fans in attendance looked equally happy and excited to see her on stage performing.
It is great to see what Crutchfield has done with Waxahatchee, and I'm excited to see what she'll continue to do. I rather enjoyed the "Ivy Tripp" album, and I'm curious to see how she'll follow that one up whenever the time comes. I'm sure it'll be as powerful and as emotional as the rest of her acclaimed catalog.
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