THE CIVIL WARS
with special guests The Staves
Friday, January 13, 2012, 8 p.m.
Brown Theatre on Broadway
For fans of: Ray LaMontagne, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, The Swell Season, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes…
"Their musical connection is seriously joyful; it carries them out of themselves and into a space that glows." – Los Angeles Times
The Civil Wars’ minimalist approach to Americana music has cut a clear path through the crowd of Nashville wannabees, causing the L.A. Times to gush “…through bands such as the Civil Wars, a new music industry is born." Their signature song, “Poison & Wine,” broke on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, bringing their music to an audience far beyond the boundaries of Music City.
On their recent recording “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars mix bare bones, acoustic arrangements with lush, whispered lyrics. “Barton Hollow” cracked Billboard’s Top 20 chart during the first week of its release and was a top download on iTunes.
The dreamy quality of their music comes from vocalist Joy Williams, who grew up listening to Billie Holiday and the Beach Boys. Partner John Paul White, raised on Kristofferson, Cash and Townes Van Zandt, provides the duo’s tragic undertone.
This performance goes on sale to the general public Friday, October 28, at 10 a.m. through The Kentucky Center box office.
Standard Tickets: Prices are $20,reserved seating, fees apply. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org, by phone (502.584.7777, 502.562.0730 TTY), and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office.
View Access Services available for this performance. To insure the best seating location, please make your Access Services reservations at the time of ticket purchase.
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