Freakwater (2 Albums, 8 Tracks)
- Janet Beveridge Bean - vocals
- Catherine Irwin - vocals
- David Wayne Gay - bass
- Morgan Geer - guitar
- Anna Krippenstapel - violin
- Neal Argabright - drums
Freakwater is propelled by what has been called "acerbic harmonies", a wrenching but wonderful sound that goes straight back to Sara and Maybelle Carter's original prescription: Keep it plaintive, rough, and real. (The pleasure of listening to Catherine & Janet sing is sort of like the pleasure that can be taken from from weeping.) Lyrically, however, Freakwater departs from the morality & themes of traditional country music. Though they may have excommunicated themselves from country's songbooks, Freakwater's work still has plenty of appeal to anybody who's suffered or has a large axe to grind; that is, most everybody.