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jules chapin

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1) Road Songs / A full-length solo cd, self-released fall/'03. Produced by Bonnie Hayes, with backing musicians as follows: Benny Rietveld (bass/Carlos Santana), Kevin Hayes (drums/Robert Cray), Vicki Randle (percussion & vocals/Tonight Show Orchestra), Stef Burns (electric and acoustic guitars/Huey Lewis and the News), and others. MP3 Samples available at

2) The Glow (w/ Seconds on End)/ a full-length band cd featuring five songs written by Jules, as well as her vocals and guitar on all tracks. The recording of her song, Beautiful Noise, off of this album has had some local and internet airplay (KPFA, Berkley). MP3 samples available at


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Jules grew up in New York City with an arts writer/critic/musician dad and a political activist mom. She wrote her first song at the age of four on her granny's upright piano in Virginia, and has been writing and performing original material pretty much since then. Influences: a childhood soundtrack of hymns, spirituals, show tunes and classical music and a teenage playlist with 60s and 70s rock and folk rock, and the confessional poet/songwriters in heavy rotation. Strongest songwriter influences (in no particular order): Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon and Jacques Brel. And, of course, Dylan.

Jules also is a published poet and received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2001. Her songs are subtilely influenced by the contemporary poetry scene, in particular by the experimental/non-narrative work coming out of San Francisco and New York.

Jules' voice has been compared to Tracy Chapman, Alanis Morissette, Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins. An audience member at a recent solo show commented to her: "Your guitar playing is so awesome—it fills the space like an entire band!"

For the past three years Jules has been performing with the San Francisco Bay-area jam/rock band, Seconds on End, as a primary songwriter, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. As of September 2004 she will be exclusively performing solo.