Vinyl LP pressing. 2011 debut full length from the Folk/Country duo. 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.'
I only discovered the Civil Wars on the soundtrack from The Hunger Games and loved their songs so I decided to buy the album Barton Hollow. It exceeded all my hopes and I would highly recommend it. I haven't stopped listening to it since I got it.
I discovered this duo from reading a book that had two of their songs in it. (The book was: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski) I felt such a connection with the characters in that book. While reading it on my Kindle Fire, I listened to the songs in the book and was blown away. Now everytime I listen to this CD, I remember the book I read and it is 100% associated with great memories!
Found this through "you might like this" recommendation. "Country" genre not usually my pick. Do not find this too country. I like it more each time I hear it and will look to add more of their music. They make a great duo.
This duo "The Civil Wars" has been the find of the year, the harmonies, writing, and production is extremely well done. Baton Hollow is a fine example of the professional production, attention to their craft, and pure enjoyment.