THE Civil Wars are a two-piece fresh out of Nashville, who have been tipped for great things by none other than Adele who has said that they are, “By far the BEST live band I have EVER seen.’” High praise indeed.
Joy Williams and her Alabaman musical partner, John Paul White perform blues-infested rock n’ roll which creeps inside your brain and refuses to leave. Soaring vocals slide over gorgeous guitars in their debut UK single, Barton Hollow, below. Divine.
The duo have had huge DIY success in the US, thanks to their undeniable, delectable talent and word-of-mouth, culminating in a No1 spot in the iTunes charts. Ooh la la.
They may infuse flavours of folk, Americana and country, but their sound is firmly rooted in the American South.
The Civil Wars are playing two headline shows in the UK in September:
Monday September 26th – Manchester – Night & Day Café
Tuesday September 27th – London – Union Chapel
Tickets are available HERE.