Your Daily Lick: The Stairwell Sisters

Get Off Your Money (Yodel-Ay-Hee Records)



The second this record opens with a fiery banjo- and fiddle-fueled hoe-down, you know you're in for something good. The feeling never lets up across 52 spirited minutes, as Oakland's Stairwell Sisters (five of '‘em, to be exact) play a mix of gorgeously arranged traditional Southern pieces and contemporary string- band fare. You can just almost smell the straw.