Bicycle Coalition

Waxahatchee will release Ivy Tripp on April 7

Clear your schedules for March 15th: The Bicycle Coalition is hosting a benefit show at Johnny Brenda’s during our Member Drive that runs throughout March.

The benefit show, held at the Fishtown bar and restaurant, features Kate Crutchfield’s solo project Waxahatchee, along with Julie Byrne and Mary Lattimore opening up the gig.

Crutchfield’s solo name references the Alabama Waxahatchee River around where she grew up, and upon which she later drew inspiration for her indie folk sound. Waxahatchee began in 2010, releasing its debut album American Weekend in 2012, written and recorded in a week at Crutchfield’s childhood home in Birmingham.

While American Weekend speaks on personal relationships, devastation and longing, Waxahatchee’s sophomore album, Cerulean Salt, was released a year later and tells a more solid, narrative story of Crutchfield’s childhood. The album earned Waxahatchee a headlining U.K. tour that same year, which led them to sign with Merge Records to produce their most recent album, Ivy Tripp, released in 2015.

A definitive shift from the previous two albums, Ivy Tripp focuses on the present rather than the past. Crutchfield describes the central theme of the album as “steadying yourself on shaky ground and…being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that.”

Waxahatchee in 2012

Waxahatchee is accompanied by Julie Byrne, a New York native lyricist and musician, and local Philadelphia harpist Mary Lattimore.

Doors open at 8, music starts with Lattimore at 9. The show is 21+ only.

Tickets start at $20, or, for $60, you can get a ticket, a Bicycle Coalition membership, and an “I Bike PHL” tee.

Come out and join BCGP for a fun night of folk and fundraising!

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