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The Civil Wars at Rockwood Music Hall, 2/18

Posted by jessicamisener on February 19, 2011 at 4:18 PM


The Civil Wars are currently riding a publicity crescendo as mighty as their acclaimed blues-tinged folk, and the sold-out crowd at Rockwood Music Hall welcomed Joy Williams and John Paul White enthusiastically.  Williams sipped from a glass of red wine as she wrapped each song in her velvet blanket of a voice, and White's dobro guitar rang out sharper than southern whiskey as the pair soaked tracks like "C'est La Mort" with their penetrating chemistry. Williams and White traded glances and intertwined their strong yet rueful harmonies as the stomping, stormy twang of "Barton Hollow" flooded through the cozy venue, and at once, it became clear that The Civil Wars' devoted fans would soon be surrendering this well-deserving duo to the clutches of mainstream record-selling fame. - jm

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