Intimate double bill
Returning to Australia for the third time, Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee makes her Opera House debut for part 1 of this intimate double bill in the Studio. The Alabama born indie-songwriter has garnered widespread acclaim since releasing 2017’s stunning Out In The Storm, including landing at #14 on Rolling Stone’s best-of year-end list, calling it the ‘punk rock answer to Carole King's ‘Tapestry’'.
Making music since the age fourteen, Crutchfield first formed post-punk band P.S Eliot with her twin sister Allison Crutchfield before becoming the indie-rock darling she is today. Having toured with Opera House alumni Kurt Vile and Sleater-Kinney, Waxahatchee now makes her way to Sydney to play her confessional, indie-rock anthems alongside her latest EP Great Thunder that pays homage to her Southern roots and a return to self.
For Part 2 of this intimate indie-double bill, Kansas City bred, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Kevin Morby makes his highly-anticipated Australian debut. With music reminiscent of a modern Bob Dylan, coupled with a Lou Reed-like sensibility Morby’s breadth of captivating material ranges from slow, bluesy ballads to tasty surfer rock to mellow folk.
Kevin Morby first rose to prominence as bassist in Brooklyn folk-rock band Woods, while also forming The Babies with Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls before going solo in 2013. His captivating fourth album City Music is a crafted, poetic collection of the American metropolitan experience, evoking listless wanderlust and hopeless optimism. Singing about the big city fantasy, Morby’s intricate indie-folk makes for the perfect pairing with Waxahatchee and an entrancing night of beautiful music in the Studio.
Presented by Sydney Opera House by arrangement with Handsome Tours.