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The Staves live at Sasquatch on Sunday, May 27th, Bigfoot Stage

The Staves live at Sasquatch on Sunday, May 27th, Bigfoot Stage

UK sibling trio THE STAVES released the “The Motherlode EP” today on Atlantic Records.

Listen here:

The Staves will make an appearance at SASQUATCH this Sunday, May 27th while on the North American Bon Iver tour.
They will also perform at Bonnaroo (June 10).

The Staves have been touring relentlessly this year, having already supported The Civil Wars in the US in January, and having recently concluded Communion’s ‘Austin to Boston Tour’ with Ben Howard following a successful debut trip to Austin’s SXSW Music Festival. They have gotten amazing reviews (a few quotes below) and incredible response from fans. They’ve actually been able to silence the entire crowd nearly every show, a huge feat for an opening band.

Their musical evolution has been a slow, steady process; an adventure that began in the stew of family car journeys, sing-alongs and squabbles over the stereo, and immersed in the music of artists like Feist, Fleet Foxes, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield, and Motown. Legendary producers Glyn and Ethan Johns (whose combined credits include the likes of The Rolling Stones, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, etc) found the sisters’ talents so compelling that they both independently tracked the band down. The Staves’ debut album, due for release in late 2012, will be the first record on which father and son have shared production credits.

I’ve pasted tour dates below, along with a streaming link for both of their EPs and a couple of video links of The Staves at SXSW.


“The three-part harmonies of UK folk trio The Staves might’ve been the prettiest part of SXSW’s opening day”
– Billboard

“Part of that Staves’ appeal is their genetic harmonies, and the ease with which their vocals intertwine.”

– Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

“The highlight of the night was the delightfully surprising trio of ladies known as The Staves. Hailing from just north of London, these gorgeous girls absolutely stole the show, pulling a fast one on us and many others in the crowd who were previously unfamiliar with the group.”
– Houston Press

“The three sisters captured the crowd and kept them captivated from the very first time they leaned into their microphones and sang out in perfect harmony…After their short performance, Madison Theater echoed with words like, ‘angelic’ and ‘beautiful.’ Accurate enough. Yet it doesn’t do justice to those three voices.”
– Cincinnati CityBeat


May 21st – Edmonton, CAN – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 22nd – Calgary, CAN – MacEwan Hall
May 23rd – Calgary, CAN – MacEwan Hall
May 25th – Burnaby, CAN – Deer Lake Park
May 27th – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
May 29th – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
June 2nd – Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater
June 3rd – Little Rock, AR – Riverfest Amphitheatre
June 5th – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 6th – Miami Beach, FL – Jackie Gleason Theater
June 7th – Tampa, FL – David A. Straz Center For The Performing Arts
June 8th – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 10th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

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