Jovelle Tamayo

This captivating video comes from last year's Pickathon, where literal sister act Joseph performed, armed only with an acoustic guitar and three intertwining harmonies. The Starlight Stage was the perfect place to see them sing their spare but gooseflesh-inducing folk songs, and as part of the Mercury and The Stranger's ongoing Starlight Series, here's an exclusive look. "Honest" is the song from which Joseph's 2016 album I'm Alone, No You're Not takes its title, and there's no better way to see, up close and personal, the sibling alchemy of Allison Closner, Meegan Closner, and Natalie Closner Schepman—a quality that's made their timberline folk a hit across the country.

This is the eighth episode in our ongoing Pickathon Starlight Series, which showcases great performances caught at the Portland-area music festival and is made possible by Lagunitas Brewing. Last week Pickathon announced the stage schedules and set times for all the bands, so it's time to start planning out your weekend. Take a look at the full schedule (and make your Sophie's choices) here. This year's Pickathon takes place August 3-6 at Pendarvis Farm; get your tickets at pickathon.com before they're gone.

Past episodes in the 2016-2017 season of Pickathon's Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Fruit Bats
• Episode 2: Futurebirds
• Episode 3: Ezra Furman
• Episode 4: Boulevards
• Episode 5: Cass McCombs
• Episode 6: Yemen Blues
• Episode 7: C.W. Stoneking