“Compelling, lovely, stirring, and tantalisingly close to beauty” – The New York Times
Masters of so-called blood harmony, The Chapin Sisters have garnered critical acclaim since their first recordings in 2005. Moving seamlessly between their own deftly-crafted songs, familiar country classics, pop covers and traditional folk, they forged a distinctive musical imprint and carry on a proud musical legacy. Father Tom Chapin is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, legendary late uncle Harry Chapin was a musical artist and activist best known for his 1974 #1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle”, and grandfather Jim Chapin was an esteemed jazz drummer and author of seminal drum instructional books.
Raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, the sisters started singing professionally at ages 6 and 8 on their father Tom’s groundbreaking family recording Family Tree. In 2004, after relocating to Los Angeles on a whim, they recorded a couple songs with their third sister Jessica. A friend passed their demo onto KCRW and almost instantly their dark, moody cover of Britney Spears’s “Toxic” became one of the most requested songs at the station.
In the last decade they have released 4 full-length albums, and 3 EP’s, most recently 2017’s Ferry Boat. They have been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, in Rolling Stone, Nylon, Spin, Paper, The New York Times, T Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and have toured the world multiple times on their own and twice singing in the band She & Him and other artists as backup singers. They are currently at work on a new album.