Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters
In the long rich history of Family Groups in American Roots Music, the Chapin Family has a special place. When this family of performers comes together, magic happens. This concert features original and traditional songs, as well as classic story songs by the late, great Harry Chapin.
Tom Chapin's career spans five decades, 26 albums and three Grammy Awards. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and autoharp; his 2 band members sing and play multiple instruments (keyboard, accordion, bass, pennywhistle and concertina).
Lily and 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.
THE CHAPIN SISTERS
“Prepare to lose your soul", says L.A. Record of siblings Abigail and Lily Chapin. Making music that The New York Times praises as “tantalizingly close to beauty”, The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy. Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.”
The New York Times calls Tom Chapin “One of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. Tom’s concerts feature strong, intelligent songwriting with clear, engaging vocals and the intricate, melodic guitar work that has become his trademark. Chapin's infectious songcraft, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through.