The Staves - "Jolene (Ray LaMontagne Cover)"
Somewhere between HAIM and First Aid Kit, these three sisters have found that magical balance between beauty, pain, and symmetry. Their voices braiding into each other like strands of silver, gold, and copper, they find a way to tell a story that is unique and universal all at once.
Originally from Watford, Hertfordshire, England and began performing together at open-mic nights in Watford hosted by a local pub, The Horns. Originally performing as The Staveley-Taylors, the trio later changed their name to The Staves.
The sisters learned to play guitar from their father while growing up in Watford. As children, they aspired to create a sketch comedy television programme together. They enjoy Guinness and are vocal in challenging tropes about sensitive wilderness-bound artists that dominate modern folk music culture.
They’ve worked with Bon Iver, opened for the Civil Wars, had successful runs at SXSW and in international tours. I’m a newbie to their sound, but immediately fell in love.
So today, with a few days’ rest, I choose The Staves version of "Jolene” by Ray LaMontagne as my, change what you can, accept what you can not, look inward first, song for a, believe the beauty to be true, hold out for hope, expect the best is coming down the line, Monday.