There will be a formidable foursome of folkies, all associated with British label Communion Records, the company co-founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, at the World Cafe Live on Tuesday night. The tour started with a number of shos earlier this month at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and has been making it's way NXNE since. Thus, it's the Austin to Boston tour.
The headliner is mostly mellow Brit Ben Howard, whose debut album Every Kingdom is touched by a tender lyricism and a dash of Nick Drake added to a dollop of David Gray. The scene stealers will be The Staves, the English trio of sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor pictured on the left who recently supported the Civil Wars on tour and who might remind you of Laura Marling in triplicate. Also on the bill is sorrowful and disquieting and loved-by-Robert Plant Missouri songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, and the Andre Davie-led Bear's Den, who you should not dislike just because they're yet another band with the word bear in their name.