The Civil Wars
|The Civil Wars will embark on a nationwide
headlining tour this October including performances at New York’s Town
Hall and Los Angeles’ The Wiltern. Please see below for full tour
details. The shows are in celebration of the duo’s highly acclaimed
debut album, Barton Hollow, which has sold over 150,000
units to date (Sensibility Music). Additionally, the band is
currently a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist to watch and, after
joining world-renowned musician Adele on a series of U.S. shows
earlier this year, the duo will join the singer on her sold-out U.K.
tour this September.
Released February 1, 2011, Barton Hollow debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on iTunes’ overall Albums chart and continues to receive widespread critical attention. The album’s first single and title track was nominated for “Duo Video of the Year” at the 2011 CMT Music Awards, while the duo are up for both “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” as well as “Duo/Group of the Year” at the 10th annual Americana Honors and Music Awards. Additionally, the band has performed twice on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as well as on American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Moreover USA Today heralds, “together, John Paul White and Joy Williams are musical soul mates…with their playful banter and exquisite harmonies, they create music that is as haunting as a nocturne, soothing as a lullaby,” while the New York Post declares, “…a grand album with less. This indie-folk record is an acoustic study of love…”
Barton Hollow was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Grammy-award winning Charlie Peacock. The 12-track album comes on the heels of a breakout year for the duo, whose remarkably successful live album has been downloaded over 200,000 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 1,700,000 times on YouTube. Of the song, Stereo Subversion declares, “…your ears are immediately gripped by a haunting sound both simple and pristine…breathtaking.” The music video for the first single and title track from the new record was released in November and has been viewed over 1,400,000 times.
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. This band has the ‘it’ factor that you look for. Don’t miss out.”
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