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No Battle Here: The Civil Wars are Winners

I would like to take a moment to tell you why you should check out The Civil Wars.

1. They are a little bit country & bluegrass. O Brother Where Art Thou kind of country.



2. Joy Williams has a perfectly suited name. The woman does not stop smiling. She also used to be a fairly-fabricated Christian pop musician. Her current work is better. (I can say that, cause I listened to her back in the day)

3. John Paul White looks like Johnny Depp. And has a wicked fun sense of humour. Which results in more laughter from Joy.

4. How many other bands do you know that keep an audience of 500 spellbound with one guitar and two fantastic voices?


5. They cover Jackson 5. And Michael.
(oh yes, and they toured with Adele)

6. They sing about real life with honesty. "Poison and Wine" is about marriage, and what you might say to someone if you were being fully fully honest about how you feel. (They are both married, not to each other - which Joy says allows them to sing & write songs that wouldn't be healthy for a couple in a relationship with each other).






This morning, I made Nadine watch two of the videos above. An hour later, she told me, "Beth, your news about Joy Williams may have made my day." This is from the girl who slept in until 11:30 and has been trying on hats from the 90s this afternoon. It's hard to get better than that...

Comments

Ariana said…
Ok FINE. I got the album. You've finally talked me into it.
Laura said…
Well, country from O Brother where art thou is called Bluegrass but most people don't want to admit they like bluegrass. I own a number of bluegrass albums with pride.

Please, I beg you, wear that hat the next time we see each other at an airport. I would like to be greeted by that hat.
Rachelle Francey said…
Hi Beth, Thank you for introducing me to these people. They remind me a bit of Whitehorse, who are actually married to each other. If you haven't heard them yet, you might want to listen...Melissa McClelland and Luke Ducet. Take care :)
Beth said…
ariana - woot!

laura - i am faster to admit my fondness for bluegrass than i would own up to liking country... and if i owned that hat, perhaps, for YOU, i would wear it at the airport :)

rachelle - i have heard a song or two by them! i will check out more of it. thanks.
Anonymous said…
Amazing!! More good music please. Also Hey Ocean is great.

-Jackie

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