The harmonies are impressive, and the production – performed by Russ Pollard, a long-time collaborator, with the help of a support group that Willie Nelson’s harp wizard, Mickey Raphael, Carl Broemel and Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket – resembles the multi-level work of Wrecking Crew. Twelve years ago, Watson Twins debuted as the perfect lead singer for Jenny Lewis and filled “their” first solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat, with gospel harmonies and Alt-Land charm. With steel guitar riffs and a cloud of reverberation on them, Watson sing of lost love with a powerless, vintage grace that reminds us of mothers and fathers. Particularly nostalgic is the preference for “Playing Hearts”, a new song by Daniel Tashian of Kacey Musgraves, co-written by Daniel Tashian. Unlike previous albums, the duo also focuses on vocal passages and compositions, each with Watson Twins. They sing each melody together, creating a dense and harmoniously dense sound that fits the vocal groups of the sixties. We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message using our anonymous form. This month they will be in the spotlight again with Duo, the couple’s sixth album.
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