The Watson Twins w/ Indianola

Sat Oct 13 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$8 ADV/ $10 DOORS

Ages 21+

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  • The Watson Twins

    The Watson Twins

    Country

    The Watson Twins announce DUO, their latest full length and 6th Studio Album. This batch of songs comes with a new approach finding the sisters co-writing all the material for the first time and singing all parts together, creating one singular voice. Working with their longtime collaborator and producer Russ Pollard (Everest/Sebadoh), the album feels like a dynamic new chapter for the twins.

    Raised in Louisville, Kentucky identical twin sisters, Chandra and Leigh Watson, have always blended musical genres to tell their story. The twins moved to the thriving music scene of Silver Lake, Los Angeles in the early 2000’s where their sound “developed a style of sweet, soulful indie-folk that does more than nod to alt-country influences” (NPR). The twins released 4 albums – and spent a lot of time on the road – during their time in LA. But it was when they relocated to Nashville 5 years ago that they began to focus on the power of their signature harmonies.

    “The backdrop of Nashville inspired a new directions for us. We’d always written songs separately but we wanted to focus on our strength as a duo,” Leigh says. Those signature harmonies (reminiscent of their contribution to Jenny Lewis' Rabbit Fur Coat) are truly the beating heart of this new collection of songs. Together, the twins’ voices create a landscape of sound that feels totally modern while always nodding to the past. "As twins, they can shape-shift even more effectively than most polyphonic siblings; the aura they project, of one voice split in two, enhances their ability to cast a spell." (Los Angeles Times)

    The twins called on friends who supported them throughout their journey to bring their vision to life. Players on DUO include Russ Pollard, Carl Broemel and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Vanessa Carlton, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson/Chris Stapleton) and the Cactus Blossoms.

    Tracks like "Rolling Thunder" reflect on Nashville's storied musical history. "Cry Baby" nods to country greats like George Jones & Tammy Wynette, while "Hustle and Shake” tells the twins’ own story of the highs and lows of a life in music. "Call to You”, a duet featuring the Cactus Blossoms, is a new take on the lost tradition of duets – two brothers and two sisters, using their familial harmonies. Chandra says, “we wanted to make a big, cinematic feeling song about lost love on the open road.” "Playing Hearts", the only co-write on the album, finds the twins and Daniel Tashian (writer/composer Kacey Musgraves and #1 song "Hometown Girl" Josh Turner) waxing poetic about card games and love.

    In recent years the Watson Twins have toured in support of their own releases Pioneer Lane, Night Covers, Talking to You, Talking to Me, Fire Songs & Southern Manners, as well as continuing to perform as back-up vocalists for some of music's most notable acts. The Watson Twins have performed with: Kings of Leon, Harry Connick Jr., Vanessa Carlton, CeeLo Green, Foster The People, The Shins, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, John Paul White (the Civil Wars), My Morning Jacket, Shooter Jennings, Butch Walker, Rayland Baxter, Jessie Baylin, Bahamas, Billy Bragg, Willie Nelson and many more.

    "The twin sisters have a sense of harmony that has gone unmatched and a growing reputation as the artists to call when you need perfect voices behind you." – Paste Magazine

     

  • Indianola

    Indianola

    Music

    A teenager’s summer job is as American as apple pie or baseball. For Jackson, MS native Owen Beverly, this meant playing blues guitar with guys thirty years his senior as opposed to mowing lawns or washing dishes. His formative years were spent in the sweaty juke joints of Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle playing for discerning crowds both large and small. A disciple of the Delta blues tradition and steeped in the musings of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Beverly came away with a near-religious focus on song and craft.

    Owen Beverly is INDIANOLA, the culmination of this rare upbringing and a career of performing and writing music all over the world in a variety of endeavors. With a multi-year stopover in Charleston, South Carolina behind him, Beverly moved to New York City and spent years as a touring member of Danish indie-pop act, Oh Land. After six years living in Brooklyn, Owen found himself called back to the South and his roots. The love of the land, the old stories of love and heartbreak, the fierce tenacity of life in the midst of hardship, sorrow, and joy break out in INDIANOLA’S music. The debut INDIANOLA record, produced by Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) and recorded within the swampy confines of Johns Island, SC is an aggressive stomp through the southern gothic: part old-school rock n' roll, part singer-songwriter. Not unlike the Mississippi delta itself, known for it’s mythic crossroads, INDIANOLA finds itself at the intersection of heritage and innovation, with a firm and enduring grasp on the traditions from which it was born.

The Watson Twins w/ Indianola

Sat Oct 13 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
The Watson Twins w/ Indianola
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$8 ADV/ $10 DOORS Ages 21+