The Staves Photo by Kelly Teacher


The Staves

Nov. 1
8 p.m.
Americana, Folk, Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter

November is a pretty lean month for big-name shows, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch a band on the rise. The Staves are a British trio that’ve charmed everyone from Tom Jones to Bon Iver into collaborations. Now, after attention-grabbing gigs opening for Nathaniel Rateliff and Florence and the Machine, the Staveley-Taylor sisters are becoming a sensation in their own right. The U.K. folkies are heading out on a short Midwestern headlining tour, which kicks off in St. Paul. There’s a lot to love on their recent Justin Vernon-produced LP, If I Was, from the meditative heartbreak of “No Me, No You, No More” to the exasperated farewell of “Damn It All.” The album is a departure from the Staves’ previous records in that it demonstrates rawness and vulnerability without ever losing its empowerment. You’ll leave the Fitz puffy-eyed and stronger than ever. Afterward, the Staves will follow up with five straight dates in friendly Wisconsin, including three sold-out shows in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire.