Honest, Stripped Down Music

Barton Hollow album cover You may have heard of The Civil Wars when their song “Poison and Wine” played on Grey’s Anatomy. Then there was the time they took the stage at A Prairie Home Companion. Oh, and Taylor Swift has been tweeting about how much she loves them for a year now. Not a bad start for a country/folk duo that have only been around since 2008. Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars’ debut album, showcases the Appalachian vocal styling of Joy Williams and John Paul White by surrounding them with a laid back latticework of guitar picking and piano. If you are tired of busy, over-dramatic, pop music, try out The Civil Wars.