The Civil Wars
Show DescriptionBarton Hollow, the full-length debut from The Civil Wars, will be released February 1 (Sensibility Music). The album comes on the heels of a breakout year for the duo, whose remarkably successful live album has been downloaded over 90,000 times. Additionally, their 2009 four song EP, Poison & Wine, debuted at #4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart. The EP’s title track and first single was played in full on “Grey’s Anatomy” and its accompanying music video has been viewed over 350,000 times on YouTube. Of the song, Stereo Subversion declares, “…your ears are immediately gripped by a haunting sound both simple and pristine…breathtaking…”
The Civil Wars consists of John Paul White, hailing from Florence, AL and Joy Williams, originally from Santa Cruz, CA, but now residing in East Nashville. The duo’s chance meeting a year and a half ago fueled an immediate songwriting chemistry and creative synergy. Their second show ever, performed at a sold out Eddie’s Attic, was recorded and released as a free digital album. Of the duo, Reg’s Coffee House host, Scott Register, praises, “In my 13 years on the radio, few of the artists I’ve championed had as immediate a reaction as The Civil Wars. When I first spun ‘Poison & Wine’ listeners couldn’t get enough of it and wanted to own it immediately. This band has the ‘it’ factor that you look for. Don’t miss out.”
The 12-track album was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Grammy-award winning producer, Charlie Peacock. A music video for the first single and title track, “Barton Hollow,” will be released this November. In support of the release, the duo will embark on a nationwide tour.