OPENS THE SHOW - 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. In August of 2008, Abigail and Lily, along with 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 their forthcoming record, The Chapin Sisters 2. This record incorporates lush keyboards, layered percussion, electric guitars and warm, rich vocals tones, in addition to the staple acoustic guitar and three part-harmonies for which the sisters are already known. We will chat with them just a few days after the release of TWO.
SEGMENT BEGINS AT THE 46:30 MARK - Then we sit with J Everett Dutschke, also known as Dusty about his contemporary blues band Dusty & The RoboDrum. They have just added a keyboard / vocalist to the group and have been doing festivals all summer. J.E. sent me some songs not released to the public as of yet, and they are something special.