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Praised by critics for their intimate brand of acoustic music, the English trio The Staves -- sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor -- have been on the folk scene since 2009, and have performed alongside (and been produced by) the likes of Bon Iver.
The Staves' history
Raised in the U.K., sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor learned to play guitar from their father. They grew up on classic '60s pop, rock and folk music like the Beatles, James Taylor and Bob Dylan.
The trio originally wanted to start a sketch comedy troupe together, but began performing music under the name the Staveley-Taylors. They released their debut EP, Live at Cecil Sharp House, in 2011, and followed it up the same year with Mexico. The record's warm, stripped-down feel and on-the-mark harmonies brought them critical acclaim.
The Staves released their first full-length album, Dead & Born & Grown, in 2012. The album was produced by legendary sound engineering father-and-son team Glyn and Ethan Johns. Their most recent album, 2015's If I was, was co-produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
The Staves' career milestones
The Staves' first big break came when they guest-performed on Tom Jones' 2010 release Praise and Blame. They followed this up the same year with an autumn tour with Mt. Desolation, whom Jessica Staveley-Taylor has collaborated with regularly.
More recently, the Staves have performed with Wisconsin indie folk outfit Bon Iver. The two bands performed together during Bon Iver's 2010 tour of North America. The Staves followed this up by opening for the Civil Wars on their 2012 U.S. tour, and made perhaps their most prestigious tour to date by opening for Florence and the Machine's 2015 How Big tour. American audiences may also recognize them from their appearance at South by Southwest in 2012.
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