BY JAMIE ROBASH
Alabama-born indie prodigy Katie Crutchfield was already a staple in the southern DIY scene by the age of 15 along with her twin sister Allison, who were then known for their scrappy punk experiment P.S. Eliot. After its dissolution, Crutchfield trickled through various other short-lived DIY projects before releasing American Weekend, her sparse, folksy solo debut under the moniker Waxahatchee in 2012. Her next effort, Cerulean Salt, hit the mark with critics and attracted the attention of maverick indie label Merge Records, who have since released 2015’s epic melancholic masterpiece Ivy Tripp. While this Metro show has Crutchfield warming up the crowd for The New Pornographers, she’ll be headlining this stage in no time.