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Vintage Cafe -The Civil Wars From 2011 Before Their Hiatus
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The Civil Wars burst onto the music scene just a few years ago with the release of their debut album Barton Hollow. And while the songs and music were endearing, the most attractive quality of all was the one-of-a-kind chemistry between singers Joy Williams and John Paul White. The two singers, who met at a songwriting seminar of all places, wasted no time stunning audiences with charismatic live performances and rode that wave of engagement to the Grammy awards where they took home multiple awards. That fairytale story fizzled as the duo decided to take an extended break with no current plans of taking the stage together again. Yet, with that said, the duo did finish their next recording. It's a reflective, self-titled album that may or may not tell the story of 'what happened' but regardless will satisfy the musical void that has been created.

Published in 2013

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John Paul White and Joy Williams hail from very different parts of the country (Alabama and California, respectively), and have both have been free spirits when it comes to their solo music careers....more....

Published in 2011

John Paul White and Joy Williams hail from very different parts of the country (Alabama and California, respectively), and have both have been free spirits when it comes to their solo music careers....more....

Published in 2011

John Paul White and Joy Williams hail from very different parts of the country (Alabama and California, respectively), and have both have been free spirits when it comes to their solo music careers. But when the two crossed paths at a song-writing camp in Nashville, the rest, as they say, is history. Both knew that they had some special collaborative magic, and they've managed to mix their song-writing styles into something truly moving. Their full-length debut, Barton Hollow, was released just this past February, and its emotional chamber-folk showcases the perfectly matched vocals of the duo. Gaining notoriety after their single "Poison and Wine" was featured on Grey's Anatomy, White and Williams have also been building a strong fan base with their electrifying performances across the country.

Published in 2011

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