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The CIvil Wars go Gold, slate overseas tour

Thursday, September 13, 2012 – The Civil Wars' debut album, "Barton Hollow," was certified RIAA Gold, selling more than 500,000 copies since its February 2011 release (Sensibility Music).

The duo will also launch an overseas tour this fall after a few domestic shows.

A special Gold Album Party will be held at Grimey's New & Preloved Music in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. The event will also celebrate "Barton Hollow" as the best selling album of all time at the record store. The event is free and open to the public and will feature a meet and greet with the band, a live DJ set, limited edition posters and a chance to win an official gold album plaque.

This achievement comes the same week the duo (consisting of Joy Williams and John Paul White) was nominated for two CMA Awards - for Vocal Duo of the Year and Musical Event of the Year (for their collaboration with Taylor Swift on Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games soundtrack). The Civil Wars recently won Duo/Group of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards on Wednesday.

After taking a short summer hiatus following the birth of Williams' son, the duo will resume touring this fall, including appearances at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Tour dates are:
Oct. 1 Florence, AL Norton Auditorium*
Oct. 5 Jonesboro, AR Johnny Cash Music Festival
Oct. 5-7 San Francisco, CA Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 13 Austin, TX Stubb's
Oct. 14 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 28 Belfast, UK Mandela Hall*
Oct. 29 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Oct. 30 Manchester, UK 02 Apollo
Nov. 1 Liverpool, UK Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Nov. 2 Glasgow, UK 02 Academy*
Nov. 3 Gateshead, UK The Sage Gateshead*
Nov. 4 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange
Nov. 6 London, UK Camden Roundhouse*
Nov. 7 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Nov. 8 Coventry, UK Warwick Arts Centre
Nov. 10 Southampton, UK Southampton Guildhall
Nov. 11 Cardiff, UK Cardiff University
Nov. 13 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
Nov. 14 Amsterdam, Netherland Rabozaal
Nov. 16 The Hague, Netherlands Crossing Border Festival
Nov. 17 Lubeck, Germany Rolling Stone Weekender Festival
Nov. 19 Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov. 29 Paris, France Point Ephemere
Dec. 2 Zurich, Switzerland Abart
Dec. 3 Munich, Germany Ampere
Dec. 4 Cologne, Germany Kulterkirche
Dec. 7-8 Istanbul, Turkey Salon
Dec. 10 Stockholm, Sweden Sodra Teatern
Dec. 12 Oslo, Norway Kulturkirken Jokob
Jan. 13 Miami, FL Cayamo Cruise

* sold out

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Between the Bars
Music keeps flowing from The Civil Wars, and this four-song EP of covers is not filler. In fact, all four songs - Sour Times, Between the Bars, Billie Jean and Talking in Your Sleep - could easily have wound up on a full-scale release by Joy Lynn Williams and John Paul White. Including Billie Jean should come as no shock to anyone who has seen them live because this was a staple in their live gigs (although probably a surprise if you hadn't seen them before). The Michael Jackson song »»»
The Civil Wars CD review - The Civil Wars
One gets the distinct sense that there's a storm a brewing on the jacket of The Civil Wars major label debut. It appears that a huge plume of black smoke is all that remains. And that depiction may be most accurate in a number of ways for The Civil Wars, the duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White. First and perhaps foremost is that Williams and White seem to be at professional odds. As for the material contained here, for the most part, it's about relationships that either have or »»»
Barton Hollow CD review - Barton Hollow
Upon first listen, The Civil Wars comes off like a more Southern version of She & Him. While She & Him draws upon classic pop elements, The Civil Wars is much more country and folk focused. Charlie Peacock produced "Barton Hollow," giving it a simple, sparse acoustic sound; one that is very different from the man's usual solo music or other productions (early Switchfoot albums, which are all comprised of sharp electric guitar rock, and his own solo work veers closer to blue eyed soul). »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Newport Folk Fest retains its beauty – With acts ranging from Ray LaMontagne to The Staves to Case/Lang/Veirs, the Newport Folk Festival ran the gamut from tried and true to not so well known to brand new (sort of) acts. And that was the beauty of day one of the festival in enabling attendees to sample a wide range of music and genres, albeit little of it folk as we once knew it.... »»»
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