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Whitney and Waxahatchee Team Up to Cover John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Whitney Also Cover SWV’s “Rain” and Announce Livestream Concert

May 26, 2020 Photography by Colin Matsui
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Whitney (Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek) have teamed up with Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) to cover John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The duo have also covered SWV’s “Rain.” Check out both covers below.

In a press release Kakacek had this to say about the John Denver cover: “We knew that Katie was destined to sing this with us. We both heard her live and she has this classic country vibe. Once we heard her voice on it, it was pretty much magical. Her contribution is perfect.”

Ehrilch had this to say about the SWV cover: “My relationship with SWV goes back to my UMO days, when I was 19 in the van and listening to ‘Right Here.’ I've been obsessed with them since I was a teenager. The song interpolates Jaco Pastorious' ‘Portrait of Tracy,’ which is one of my favorite basslines ever.”

Whitney has also announced a ticketed livestream event via NoonChorus. It will happen on Thursday June 4 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. Proceeds will benefit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA - NIVASSOC.org). Tickets are available at: www.noonchorus.com/whitney/.

Whitney released a new album, Forever Turned Around, back in August 2019 via Secretly Canadian.

Pick up our current print issue (our My Favorite Album Issue) to read our interview with Whitney about their artist behind their all-time favorite albums.

You can read our review of Forever Turned Around here.

Read our 2016 interview with Whitney about Light Upon the Lake. Plus read our review of Light Upon the Lake.

Waxahatchee released a new album, Saint Cloud, in March via Merge. 

In March we posted our in-depth interview with Crutchfield about the album and quarantining during COVID-19 and you can read that here.

In March we also posted our rave review of Saint Cloud and you can read that here.

Read our 2017 The End interview with Waxahatchee where she answered our questions about endings and death.

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