PLAINS – ” Problem With It “

Posted: August 5, 2022 in MUSIC

Plains, a new venture featuring Katie Crutchfield (of Waxahatchee) and Jess Williamson, have announced their debut album ‘I Walked With You A Ways’ due out October 14th on
Anti- Records. 

Crutchfield tells us “I’m thrilled to announce this new project and album. I’ve felt a connection to Jess’s song writing and a kinship with her since we met years ago. Getting to lean into the influence of the music we both grew up with while also making something that feels very current and fresh to me was a great experience and I’m so happy to finally share it.” 

Williamson adds “Making this record with Katie was a deeply expansive experience for me as a song-writer. I really trust her ear and sensibilities, and she encouraged me to explore aspects of my song writing that in the past I’ve shied away from. Katie’s support was so important for me as we wrote this album. We gave ourselves permission to lean into the music that raised us and write the kind of classic timeless songs that we both grew up singing along to. For me that was The Chicks and Dolly Parton, and having a place to channel those influences was an absolute blast. My hope with Plains was to tap into something Universal. I love the album we made, and I’m so excited to play it live.” 

Crutchfield’s sharp, honest edge of truth telling paired with Williamson’s ability to paint the scene shine through on “I Walked With You A Ways”

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson recorded this one-time collaboration country album. 

Written between Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Marfa, the album was recorded in Durham, NC with collaborator and producer Brad Cook. The creative magic of only a few vocal takes, tracking with a band comprised of Spencer Tweedy and Phil Cook, gives the album a feel of fresh, on-the-spot conception. The trust and history of Crutchfield and Cook’s collaborations (Saint Cloud, Great Thunder EP) set the tone for this new container of spontaneity and experimentation. 

In their solo endeavors you hear a specificity of experience that is so sharp and intimate that it brings the listener into a personal side of the experience of life.

Katie Crutchfield – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Jess Williamson – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Brad Cook – Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Bass Phil Cook – Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ, Dobro, Banjo, Electric Slide Spencer Tweedy – Drums, Percussion Andrew Marlin – Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar Libby Rodenbough – Fiddle Alex Farrar – Electric Guitar

“Problem With It” by Plains taken from the album ‘I Walked With You A Ways’, available October 14th

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