The Chapin Sisters

A Date With the Everly Brothers

Lake Bottom Records

Street: 04.23

The Chapin Sisters = She and Him (they’re in that band) + Everly Brothers (they play their songs)

What began as a labor of love for the Chapin Sisters has become a terrific installment to their catalogue, and even though the entire record is made up of Everly Brothers tunes, its almost as if the record is a collaboration of the two groups. The Chapin Sisters take Everly classics like “Cathy’s Clown” and “When Will I Be Loved” and play them so sincerely and honestly that there’s no need to make drastic changes—these covers get out of the way and let the song take over, which is something that only the most talented players and vocalists can achieve. These girls sing these harmonies like they were sewn together, which is an amazing feat in and of itself, seeing as how a comparison to the Everly’s long celebrated harmonies seems obligatory, but I can honestly say these girls not only pull this off, at times, they even elevate.  –James Orme