In today’s edition of CMJ portraits, I want to tell you about an up and coming brother/sister duo, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt. Originally from Fort Plain, New York, the siblings have done more than 100 performances this year including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, and numerous TV appearances in New York, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The duo has played in many NY outlets including the recent Big Picture Media showcase this past Saturday. Jocelyn’s soul style of singing mixed with Chris’ guitar playing goes hand in hand with each other. The small, acoustic style setting of places like Pianos and Arlene’s Grocery in New York fit their style of music like a glove. It’s not just because they are family, but also because of their musical acumen that started when they were very young being inspired from music by acts like Led Zeppelin.
For both Jocelyn (20) and Chris (19) to be so young, but so in tune with their retro/indie, blues-like feel is pretty impressive. Coming off their first EP, Strangers in Fairyland, which was released in October of last year, you figure that they have nowhere to go but up looking forward to their full album release.
Find out more about the duo over on their website.
Watch their videos for “Hot” and “Lullaby” below.