Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins


Born in Las Vegas in early 1977, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is one of indie rock's treasured saints. Lewis' talent is a near match for classics such as Loretta Lynn and Petula Clark as well as contemporaries like Neko Case. Lewis is best known for her work as co-songwriter and vocalist for the Los Angeles indie pop group Rilo Kiley. She founded Rilo Kiley in 1998 with Blake Sennett, Pierre de Reeder, and Dave Rock (who was later replaced by Jason Boesel in 2001). She has also lent her vocals to albums by the Good Life, Cursive, and the Postal Service. In the midst of the release of Rilo Kiley's third album, 2004's More Adventurous, Lewis began working on her debut solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat. This enchanting set featured vocals by Kentucky-born singers Chandra and Leigh Watson -- thus the moniker Jenny Lewis With the Watson Twins was born. Additional contributions by M. Ward, Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst, and Jason Boesel are also included on Rabbit Fur Coat, which was released on Oberst's Team Love label in early 2006.