MONDAY MUSIC // THE STAVES

I saw these girls on tour with the Civil Wars back in January of 2012. There was no backing band; only sparse guitar instrumentation by the sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Stavely, and played in, arguably, the best place in the world to hear a group whose harmonies are one of the chief contributions to their beautiful music, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. I’ve put together a playlist of their EPs Mexico and The Motherlode and the two available tracks from the Live at Cecil Sharp House EP. Technically, I think they would best be categorized in that seemingly fluid folk/alt-country genre; but the “Laura Marling alikes” basically just make good music for good music loving people.
 

And if you don’t have Spotify, here’s their video for “Tongue Behind My Teeth” from their upcoming release Dead & Born & Grown (available on November 12):

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