Folk/Songwriter Official Music Video

The Staves :: The Motherlode


Sketch for Motherlode treatment

Sketch 02 for Moterlode treatment

A scene from the 1975 film ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ , inspiration for the video.

A few weeks ago Atlantic Records asked me could I shoot a video for these hard working sisters, The Staves. Before I could inhale I said yes and two days later they flew over and we all went for a very long walk. Thanks to Harvey Bryanstein for carrying food, water, blankets and leading the way!

The Staves on set of The Motherlode with Arbutus Yarns Producer Bryan Quinn

Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylorhave been making music together since they were children, growing up in Watford, England. Brought up in a house that echoed to the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beatles, singing in perfect 3-part harmony came naturally to these three sisters.Having started gigging in local pubs and cafes, The Staves are now captivating audiences on much bigger stages – earning rapturous encores with their exquisite songs of love & longing. Guaranteed to give you goosebumps, their extraordinary intertwining voices melt the most cynical of hearts.

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