Kathy and I have been fans of The Staves for several years – three sisters from Watford, UK now residing in Wisconsin. We saw them at the Triple Door when they first appeared in Seattle on June 16th 2013. Last night, we met friends Gregg and Leona at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard and saw The Staves perform as they kicked off another US tour. Their music has evolved from primarily acoustic to more amplified and processed but their voices still harmonize and soar beautifully (and occasionally trigger flashbacks of the late 60s and early 70s).
They noted that their tour bus had last been used by Donald Trump and, with some grimacing, commented on the smell of spray tan, wondered which bunk(s) he had used, and where his tiny little hands had touched.