February 25, 2009

Five important questions: The Watson Twins

Chandra and Leigh Watson water their Louisville roots March 3 at Headliners (1386 Lexington Road, 584-8088, www.headlinerslouisville.com) supporting Ben Kweller. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15. Ladies …

LEO: Reincarnation, pro or con?
Watson Twins: I would say pro, but guess that depends on what you come back as.

LEO: Is identity theft a problem?
WT: Only when we want it to be … ever used someone else’s license when getting a ticket? It also comes in handy when trying to rent a video and you don’t have your own account (actually, just happened a week ago — I didn’t mind being Chandra for 10 minutes so I could get my copy of “Mad Hot Ballroom” without a hassle).

LEO: Your new EP is called Live at Fingerprints. If eyes are the windows to the soul, what are fingerprints?
WT: The impressions you leave behind.

LEO: Your show happens to be the same date as Doc Watson’s birthday (March 3, 1923). Any relation to Watson? Or doctors?
WT: Only related by our big brother Vanguard Records, but that is “kin” enough for us.

LEO: In your promotional photo, your hands are painted red. Artistic statement or tomato fight?
WT: Got caught red-handed.

Music Cast

Edgehill Avenue releases its new album, The Rambler, on new local label Departure Records on Friday, Feb. 27. You can now listen at Bluegrass Catastrophe, bluecat.leoweekly.com.