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Jen Chapin: Ready

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Most parents spend the months leading up to a newborn’s arrival painting nurseries, dreaming up names and trying to assemble playpens accompanied by indecipherable Swedish instructions. Jen Chapin and bassist-husband Stephan Crump opted instead to anticipate the arrival of son Maceo by birthing their third and best disc to date.

For the uninitiated, Chapin is the daughter of legendary troubadour Harry. These days, though, she seems more vocally akin to a couple of other folk-rock icons of daddy’s era, suggesting a gutsier Carole King and a more grounded Maria Muldaur.

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