The Watson Twins release “Hustle and Shake,” first single from new album DUO

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The Watson Twins, Chandra and Leigh, are fellow University of Evansville graduates. Leigh and I took printmaking class together. One time in Nashville, after they performed with Jenny Lewis, she invited me back to the Kings Of Leon’s house for a party. I declined because, at the time and for no real good reason, something about hanging out and drinking with the Kings of Leon guys gave me a lot of anxiety. I’ve think always regretted not going. Our grandmothers even played in a weekly card game together. Anyway, that’s all just to disclose that at one time, we had a friendly, personal relationship.

The twins will release their sixth and latest album, DUO, on October 12th, and the first single, “Hustle and Shake,” is a beauty. The two expertly showcase their years of harmonizing and creating compelling folk music together. The sister co-write all songs and sing all parts together throughout the album. The album was produced by Russ Pollard (Everest, Sebadoh) and also features guest musicians Carl Broemel and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Vanessa Carlton, Mickey Raphael and The Cactus Blossoms.

1. Hustle and Shake
2. Cry Baby
3. Rolling Thunder
4. Lucky Star
5. Down In The Valley
6. Call To You (feat. The Cactus Blossoms)
7. Blue Tonight
8. Playing Hearts

The Watson Twins On Tour:
September 11-16—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest
September 20-23—Marfa, TX—Trans-Pecos Festival at El Cosmico
October 13—Nashville, TN—The Basement
October 19—Atlanta, GA—City Winery*
October 20—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle*
October 22—Richmond, VA—The Black Iris
October 23—Washington, D.C.—City Winery*
October 24—Annapolis, MD—Rams Head On Stage*
October 26—Holyoke, MA—Gateway City Arts*
October 27—Boston, MA—City Winery*
October 28—New York, NY—City Winery*
*supporting Pokey LaFarge

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