FISHERS, IND. (March 14, 2022) – The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP) and MOKB Presents today announced Waxahatchee will be live in concert in Fishers on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Tickets for Waxahatchee go on sale this Friday, March 18 at npdamp.com.
This show is the second concert announced as part of the summer concert series that will take place at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in downtown Fishers, Ind. Last week, the NPD AMP announced that the American alternative blues band Houndmouth will be live in concert on Saturday, June 18. Additional summer shows and events will be announced soon. Additionally, the NPD AMP will continue to host the Fishers Farmers Market, kicking off in May, along with local community concerts and national tours. Updates on the 2022 summer schedule can be found at npdamp.com.
Waxahatchee is an American indie music project, formed in 2010 by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield, previously a member of P.S. Eliot. A lyricist who has always let her listeners know exactly where she is at a given moment, Crutchfield spent much of 2018 reckoning with these questions and revisiting her roots to look for answers. The result is “Saint Cloud,” an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved. Written immediately in the period following her decision to get sober, the album is an unflinching self-examination. From a moment of reckoning in Barcelona to a tourist trap in Tennessee to a painful confrontation on Arkadelphia Road, from a nostalgic jaunt down 7th Street in New York City to the Mississippi Gulf, Crutchfield creates a sense of place for her soul-baring tales, a longtime staple of her storytelling.
Over the course of “Saint Cloud’”s 11 songs, which were recorded in the summer of 2019 at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and Long Pond in Stuyvesant, N.Y., and produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Big Red Machine), Crutchfield peels back the distortion of electric guitars to create a wider sonic palette than on any previous Waxahatchee album. It is a record filled with nods to classic country (like the honky tonk ease of “Can’t Do Much”), folk-inspired tones (heard in the confessional lilt of “St. Cloud”), and distinctly modern touches (like the pulsating minimalism of “Fire”). To bolster her vision, Crutchfield enlisted Bobby Colombo and Bill Lennox, both of the Detroit-based band Bonny Doon, to serve as her backing band on the record, along with Josh Kaufman (Hiss Golden Messenger, Bonny Light Horseman) on guitar and keyboards and Nick Kinsey (Kevin Morby, Elvis Perkins) on drums and percussion. Bonny Doon will also perform as Crutchfield’s live band during her extensive tours planned for 2020, which include the U.S. and Europe.
“Saint Cloud” marks the beginning of a journey for Crutchfield, one that sees her leaving behind past vices and the comfortable environs of her Philadelphia scene to head south in search of something new. If on her previous work Crutchfield was out in the storm, she’s now firmly in the eye of it, taking stock of her past with a clear perspective and gathering the strength to carry onward. Crutchfield, as Waxahatchee, has released 5 albums to date: “American Weekend” (2012), “Cerulean Salt” (2013), “Ivy Tripp” (2015), “Out in the Storm” (2017) and “Saint Cloud” (2020). For more information, please visit: www.waxahatchee.com/
Tickets for the Waxahatchee show go on sale this Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.npdamp.com and www.mokbpresents.com for $20 advance / $25 day of show. For ticketed shows the venue is an all ages facility and children ages two and under are permitted for free. Fans can also bring their own lawn chair and blankets. Additional information is available on the venue website.
About the NPD AMP
The Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP) is an outdoor music and event venue located in the heart of Fishers, Indiana in the Nickel Plate Cultural District. The NPD AMP is one of Central Indiana's premier outdoor music and event venues and is open year-round. accommodate performances from a simple acoustic set to a 4,000-person concert. The latest acts and events can be found at npdamp.com or follow on Instagram at @npdamp.
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