I’m sure by now, especially if you follow my twitter feed, everyone has heard of my total obsession with the music of the new Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars. I first heard their country hit “Barton Hollow” and followed it up with the outstanding “Poison & Wine”, which has to be the best country song I’ve heard in years. It’s layered, complex, beautiful storytelling on top of a professional harmony of the voices and music that gives me shivers.
I swear, John Paul White and Joy Williams could sing the alphabet and I’d buy the record. Do yourself a favor and listen now, listen hard, and listen good. They’re worth all the effort and then some.