Waxahatchee is an alternative folk project, formed in 2011 by American singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield. Named after Waxahatchee Creek, in Alabama. Crutchfield released her first music as Waxahatchee as a split cassette with Chris Clavin on Plan-It-X Records. Her bedroom-recorded debut album, American Weekend, was released on Don Giovanni Records in 2012.

Katie has a twin sister Allison who also played in P.S. Eliot and The Ackleys with her. Allison currently plays in the band Swearin’, and the two acts toured together in 2013.

A second album, Cerulean Salt, was released in the United States in March 2013 on Don Giovanni Records.
Katie signed to Wichita Recordings for the UK release of Cerulean Salt and was announced as Tegan And Sara’s support on their UK tour. Cerulean Salt was released on July 1st 2013 in Britain, with Katie playing a headline UK tour in October. The album reached #1 on the Official Record Store Chart for the week of July 13, 2013.