Watson Twins plan for February '10 CD release
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
– The Watson Twins will release their sophomore CD, "Talking To You, Talking To Me" on Vanguard Records Feb. 9, 2010.
In June 2009, Chandra and Leigh Watson, along with producers J. Soda and Russell Pollard, went to a cabin in the High Sierras near Yosemite to demo songs for the new album. The songs were brought back to Los Angeles where a band of friends (including members of Everest and My Morning Jacket) came together to help record the album at Fairfax Recordings.
The Watsons also will be on tour:
Oct. 28 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
Oct. 29 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Oct. 30 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
Nov. 1 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
Nov. 2 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Nov. 3 Boise, ID - The Knitting Factory
Nov. 5 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Nov. 6 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Nov. 7 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill - Duck Room
Nov. 8 Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Soundstage Theatre
Nov. 10 Saint Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Nov. 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Nov. 13 Orlando, FL - The Social
Nov. 14 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage Theatre
Nov. 15 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 17 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Nov. 19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Nov. 20 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero Theatre
Nov. 21 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
Nov. 22 Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
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