Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson announce debut collaboration as Plains

Waxahatchee Jess Williamson

Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson have announced a new collaboration. Under the name Plains, they’re releasing their debut album, I Walked With You A Ways, via Anti- Records on October 14. The first single they’ve shared is titled “Problem With It.” Check it out below, along with the album’s tracklist, artwork and the duo’s upcoming tour dates.

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield says in a statement, “I’m thrilled to announce this new project and album. I’ve felt a connection to Jess’s songwriting 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 songwriter. I really trust her ear and sensibilities, and she encouraged me to explore aspects of my songwriting 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.”

Waxahatchee’s last album was 2020’s Saint Cloud, and Williamson’s was 2020’s Sorceress.

Plains new album I Walked With You A Ways

Plains I Walked With You A Ways tracklist:

1- Summer Sun
2- Problem With It
3- Line of Sight
4- Abeline
5- Hurricane
6- Bellafatima
7- Last 2 On Earth
8- Easy
9- No Record of Wrongs
10- I Walked With You A Ways

Plains tour dates:

Oct 21: Seattle WA @ The Neptune Theatre
Oct 22: Portland OR @ Revolution Hall
Oct 24: Sonoma CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Oct 25: San Francisco CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Oct 26: Los Angeles CA @ Belasco Theater
Oct 28: Pioneertown CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
Oct 29: Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Oct 31: Dallas TX @ Studio at The Factory
Nov 1: Austin TX @ Scoot Inn
Nov 3: New Orleans LA @ Tipitina’s
Nov 4: Birmingham AL @ Saturn
Nov 5: Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Nov 6: Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse
Nov 7: Saxapahaw NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Nov 9: Washington DC @ The Howard Theatre
Nov 10: Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 11: New York NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 12: Jersey City NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Nov 13: Boston MA @ Royale
Nov 15: Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov 16: Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 17: Chicago IL @ Vic Theatre
Nov 18: Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
Nov 19: Kansas City MO @ Uptown Theater
**All dates w/ MJ Lenderman.

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