The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail Chapin, are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They’ve been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel.
Their new EP Ferry Boat was recorded in New York City, and is the first recording by Abigail and Lily since they each gave birth to a first child. The sessions for the EP had further emotional ripples due to being recorded some two weeks after the November 2016 presidential elections.
“Music is something positive that we could put into the world. And now as new mothers it feels more powerful than ever,” concludes Abigail.
Their album, A Date ...with the Everly Brothers, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, #2 on Amazon’s Folk chart, #14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
Their last album Today’s Not Yesterday delivers what we have come to expect from the Chapin Sisters, enchanting harmonies and lyrics that are infused with as much hope as they are longing. They might have moved back east and surrounded themselves with impassioned activists and thoughtful folk icons, but this album captures an infectious Southern California vibe that leaves us wanting more.
They have toured the world on their own and as back-up singers, and after almost a decade living in Los Angeles, they currently reside in their childhood home of New York City.
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