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Music: The Staves

By Deirdre Kaye · January 9th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends

Sweet harmonies and simple guitar.

That is all The Staves need to steal (and break) your heart.

The Staves are made up of three surprisingly young sisters —Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor. It’s hard to believe they are each only in their twenties, especially with lyrics like those in “Gone Tomorrow,” off their Live at Cecil Sharp House EP. The chorus repeats, “Just give me some time to borrow, you’re here today, gone tomorrow morning.” How could anyone so young already be asking for borrowed time?

Referring to the sisters as the very definition of “Folk” would not be a stretch at all. They sing simple but often profound lyrics in perfect harmony and their music is exactly as stark and peaceful as is expected of a modern Folk artist.

The Staves open for The Civil Wars Saturday at Madison Theater. Go here to read Deirdre Kaye's full Sound Advice.



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