The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

Genre

Singer/Songwriter

Biography

In some ways, music doesn’t get much more modest or minimalist than it is in the hands of The Civil Wars, a duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. They travel without a backup band, and on their first full-length album, Barton Hollow, the bare-bones live arrangements that fans hear on the road are fleshed out with just the barest of acoustic accoutrements. Each song is an intimate conversation, and no third wheels or dinner-party chatter are going to interrupt that gorgeous, haunting hush.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Birds of a Feather (Live at the Ark) [Exclusive] Ladies & Gentlemen, I'd Like to Introduce... Alternative 3:12 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Barton Hollow

Barton Hollow

  • Genre: Singer/Songwriter
  • Similar Vibe: Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
  • Valslist Favorite Tracks: every single one!
  • Release Date: 2.1.11

It’s stripped down country-folk, featuring twangy vocals, acoustic guitar, and little accompaniment beyond tasteful strings, moody piano, and effortless harmonies.