Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a sound that owes as much to Joni Mitchell's Californian whimsy as it does Fairport Convention's leafy Englishness....Filled with triple-pronged harmonies..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Staves concentrate on tight harmonies, fireside-warm arrangements and winsome storytelling, the appeal of which grows with every play."
Dead & Born & Grown, the debut album from Watford, England-based sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor arrives on the heels of their well-received EPs Mexico and The Motherlode. The trio's first full-length outing, which was produced by the legendary father-and-son team of Glyn and Ethan Johns, pairs the evocative British folk of Laura Marling and Sandy Denny with the rustic Americana of Mountain Man and the Pierces. The group's distinctive sound has also drawn comparisons to Bon Iver and the Civil Wars, with whom the trio spent the early portion of 2012 supporting in both the United States and Canada.