The Staves

Taking a cue from youthful folk revivalists like Laura Marling, Mountain Man, and the Pierces, Watford, England's the Staves blend the wistful cadences of classic British folk with breezy, Laurel Canyon-era Americana.

The trio was formed in 2010 around the talents of sisters Emily (vocals), Jessica (vocals/guitar), and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocals/ukulele), who made their first recorded appearance as backing vocalists on Tom Jones' 2010 gospel collection Praise & Blame before releasing a pair of EPs, 2011's Live at Cecil Sharp House and Mexico. The siblings, capitalizing on the buzz created by their well-received debuts, spent the beginning of 2012 supporting acts the Civil Wars and Bon Iver in North America before releasing their first full-length outing, Dead & Born & Grown, which was produced by Glyn and Ethan Johns. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi