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The Chapin Sisters

THE CHAPIN SISTERS (a short bio) Abigail and Lily Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters who have been performing under the name The Chapin Sisters since 2004. They are knows for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies that have gained comparisons to sister acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their songs and arrangements have a very contemporary aspect, with elements of pop, blues and psychedelic rock. Their first full-length record Lake Bottom LP was a collaboration with their other sister, Jessica Craven, who is now taking a leave of absence to spend time with her new baby. Produced by Thom Monahan (Lily’s, Devendra Bandhart, Vetiver) and Mike Daily (Whiskeytown, Grace Potter), the record was critically acclaimed and was named one of LA Weekly’s Top Ten Records of 2008. Abigail and Lily and co-producers Jesse Lee (Gang Gang Dance) and Louie Stephens (Rooney) retreated to an old family farm in rural New Jersey where they put together a studio and recorded Two. This record incorporates lush keyboards, layered percussion, electric guitars and warm, rich vocal tones, in addition to the staple acoustic guitar and three part-harmonies that the sisters are already known for. Two will be released in the US & Canada on September 14th via their own label, Lake Bottom Records (Thirty Tigers/RED). This year, The Chapin Sisters have been busy touring as part of She & Him’s band and opening many of their shows. They have also begun headlining their own club shows. “There’s a sinsister tenderness to this L.A. duo’s sad, soft, gorgeous folk.” - Jonathan Durbin/Paper 7/10

My Artists Sessions

Friday, March 18

9:00pm CDT