The Watson Twins

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The Watson Twins
Leigh and Chandra Watson, 2006
Background information
OriginLouisville, Kentucky and Los Angeles, California
GenresAlternative country, indie folk
Years active2000s–present
LabelsTeam Love Records
Vanguard Records
Associated actsJenny Lewis, Everest
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersChandra Watson
Leigh Watson

The Watson Twins are an American musical group based in Los Angeles with alternative country and indie folk influences. They are identical twin sisters named Chandra and Leigh Watson.


Chandra and Leigh were born on March 28, 1975 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They attended the University of Evansville then moved to the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California in 1997, where they were founding members of and backup singers for local band Slydell. They also began writing their own music and performing with other musicians.

In 2006 the Watson Twins released their debut EP, Southern Manners, almost simultaneously with Rabbit Fur Coat, their collaboration with singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis. Their album Fire Songs was released on June 24, 2008 and on February 9, 2010 they released "Talking To You, Talking To Me" both on Vanguard Records.

The group recorded a version of the Neil Young song "Powderfinger" for the American Laundromat Records compilation charity album titled Cinnamon Girl - Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity, released in February 2008.


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