The Civil Wars - 20 Years
Album: Barton Hollow (2011)
The Civil Wars are Joy Williams and John Paul White, both singer/songwriters who bring a modern feel to traditional country/folk/rock. What I love about these two is their ability to take something old and make it sound new, attracting both older fans and younger ones in the process. During a Grammy’s this year that was obviously trying to mix old with new, they straddled that border when they opened for Taylor Swift. They’re hip (and sellable) enough to be on the Grammy’s, but they’re also artistic and “indie” enough to attract the devoted followers who pride themselves on their love of quality music. This is only the beginning of The Civil Wars’ career, and I’m looking forward to hear what they do next.
Also check out: “Barton Hollow,” “Poison & Wine,” “Forget Me Not”