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Preview: The Staves @ Schubas, 5/28

If you're a fan of soothing folk music, it's likely you'll be a fan of The Staves, too. Formed in 2008, this group comprised of three sisters, Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor. Their first full-length album, Dead & Born & Grown, was just recently released this past year after they received accolades for their several live EPs released in years prior. They were first featured as accompaniment for Tom Jones' Praise and Blame album back in 2010, as well as Fionn Regan's album 100 Acres of Sycamore.

Their name came about as they quite literally, made a name for themselves in their hometown of Watford, England. Performing at open mic nights at a bar nearby, they would write "The Staveley-Taylors" on a board noting their original band name. However, a friend changed that over to "The Staves," which really does reflect their gentle, beautifully harmonized folk sound. In bringing their sound to more attention, they've supported The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, and James Vincent McMorrow during their tours. Their sound is extremely pure and raw, no doubt garnering the same praise from their live recordings as their produced recordings, as both sound serendipitous and perfect. They've no doubt honed the three-part harmony, and blending them with their poetic lyrics makes for some powerful folk music. Take a listen to a live performance of "Winter Trees" below to understand just what I mean:

Catch The Staves at Schubas this Monday, with Musikanto opening. The 21+ show begins at 8pm, and tickets cost $14. Schubas is located at 3159 N. Southport, (773) 525-2508.

 
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