Summary: Catherine, Janet, & Dave perform independently and intermittently through the year. Catherine temporarily relocates to Chicago, and she & Janet begin demoing new Freakwater material. In November, Neko Case releases a live CD, The Tigers Have Spoken, which has Catherine's "Hex" as its third track. In December, Catherine & Janet play a short Freakwater set as part of "Bloodshot Record's Holiday Happy Hour" at Carol's Pub in Chicago, and debut four new songs. Plans are made to record a new Freakwater album the following January, their first in six years.
2004.02.04 Catherine Irwin is interviewed for the Louisville 'zine Bejeezus. Download below.
2004.02 The Louisville Lip Records Sailin' On compilation, benefiting the Wellspring Health Center in Louisville, Kentucky, is released. "Lie to You", an outtake from Catherine Irwin's 2002 Cut Yourself a Switch sessions, is the lead track. The song was written by Unholy Trio leader Morgan Geer, who currently records with Drunken Prayer.
2004.11.09 Neko Case releases her LP The Tigers Have Speken, featuring her cover of Catherine Irwin's "Hex" as its third track.
Photography of Catherine Irwin by Jason Creps: