Originally from Kentucky but by now thoroughly Silverlake, the Watson Twins had their big break back in 2006 as featured collaborators on Jenny Lewis' Rabbit Fur Coat album.
Chandra and Leigh Watson had been on the scene for years before that milestone, but their gig with the Rilo Kiley singer introduced them to a much bigger audience. They have just released a new album called Talking To You, Talking To Me, on venerable folk imprint Vanguard, and they will be presenting this new material tonight at Largo at the Coronet.
Showing increased confidence after years of being considered an ethereal act, the Watsons are eager to perform new material that, according to their current press material, “showcases the twins' admiration of classic soul vocalists, torch singers and chanteuses such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin.”
Some vintage Watson Twins, covering The Cure at a Virginia radio station in 2008: