Watermelon Sugar
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Watermelon Sugar

Band Americana Acoustic


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The best kept secret in music


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CD releases:

Something To Savor ©2005
available at http://www.cdbaby.com/watermelon2

Sample ©2004
available at http://www.cdbaby.com/watermelon


Nowhere-To-Go Radio, All Women All Day at http://www.ntgradio.com

Church of Girl Radio, http://www.churchofgirl.com

WQFS, 90.9FM, Guilford College Radio, Sunday Morning Rehab Show, Greensboro, NC

WCOM, 103.5 FM Carrboro, NC, Berkeley Grimball's "The Hook"

Track "Pretend" can be heard on Humbletexas Radio ?360 at http://www.humbletexas.net


Feeling a bit camera shy


Watermelon Sugar is an indie folk duo rooted in soulful vocal harmonies, multi-instrumental musings and the twenty-year friendship of Hypatia Kingsley and Louise Bendall. Their voices, guitars, banjo, violin and mandolin blend to create original music made sweetly and felt deeply. Drawing from blues to punk, Watermelon Sugar’s music is not easily classified. Some fans have described it as “intoxicating,” “a romp,” “progressive folk rock,” and “kick ass acoustic.” The musical duo is sometimes compared to the Be Good Tanyas, Throwing Muses, Dixie Chicks and Indigo Girls.
Having met in Pennsylvania, the two began to musically collaborate in 2001 and became a "band" in 2003. Their first CD, Sample, was released in October of 2004 and second CD, Something To Savor, was released in November 2005. The third is currently in the works. Although the two members make their homes hundreds of miles apart in Washington, DC and North Carolina, they manage to get the most out of the creative process together in sometimes frenzied gig and recording sessions.

Band Bios:

Louise Thompson Bendall -- Louise sang in the choir and had the obligatory piano lessons as a child in Louisiana, but didn’t discover the guitar until years later at the University of Oregon. With the encouragement of housemates who heard her singing, she borrowed a guitar to write her first song and eventually scraped together $50 to buy a guitar of her own. Louise lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children, writing songs inspired by her nomadic adventures and life on the farm. Her musical influences include Leo Kottke, Ella Fitzgerald and Moxy Fruvous.

Hypatia Kingsley -- Hypatia is a classically trained violinist who started expanding her instrumental and songwriting repertoire in order to keep up with Louise. Hypatia did belong to a band before Louise did – in the mid-80’s she played with her mother’s all-female rock band, Envitro, at CBGB’s in New York. Hypatia’s musical influences run the gamut from Andrew Bird to Radiohead to June Christy, while her lyric material often focuses on relationships and politics. She, her husband, and their daughter live in Washington, DC.