Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson Form Plains, Announce New Album, North American Tour

'I Walked with You a Ways' arrives October 14 through ANTI-

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 27, 2022

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson have announced the formation of a new, one-time-only collaboration they're calling Plains. The duo is set to deliver its debut album I Walked with You a Ways through ANTI- on October 14, and today, they've also shared its lead single "Problem with It" and mapped out some North American tour dates.

Crutchfield said of the collaborative effort:

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 added:

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.

The pair will head on tour in support of the album this fall. The trek, which begins in Seattle on October 21, will bring the duo to a lone Canadian stop in mid-November. They'll hit Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on November 15, after which, the tour will them through Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis, before wrapping up in Kansas City. All dates will see support from MJ Lenderman.

Watch the video for "Problem with It" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting and Plains' upcoming North American tour dates.

I Walked With You a Ways:

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 2022 Tour Dates:

10/21 Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre
10/22 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
10/24 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery
10/25 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
10/26 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
10/28 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's
10/29 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/31 Dallas, TX - Studio at The Factory
11/01 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
11/03 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
11/04 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
11/05 Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
11/06 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11/07 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
11/09 Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
11/10 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11/11 New York, NY - Webster Hall
11/12 Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
11/13 Boston, MA - Royale
11/15 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
11/16 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
11/17 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
11/18 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/19 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

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