Abigail and Lily Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters who have been performing under the name The Chapin Sisters since 2004. They are known 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.
Some of their education in American roots music and folk-rock was inherited: their father is 3-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin. Along with their grandfather Jim Chapin, a jazz drummer, and their uncle, singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, the sisters were surrounded by music.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“The one virtue the Chapin Sisters shares with classic sister acts of old becomes apparent when they sing together: that shiver of spotless, familial unity that makes every syllable woundingly poignant.” -Flavorpill, San Francisco
“dry, spooky, vintage country-folk… their ethereal harmonies mask real muscle in their lyrics” -New York Times