Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Meerkat, Mar 10, 2016.
They were a duo. Now they're not. It's sad. Have some sad songs:
They had two albums, right? I like the most recent one a lot.
@FTank Yup. Barton Hollow and The Civil Wars
Will have to check out Barton Hollow then.
It's great. It's a lot more acoustic than the self-titled
I will never get over them breaking up.
The One That Got Away is so beautiful and sad.
The vocal break in "From This Valley" is unfucking real. It's such a shame that the partnership was unsalvageable.
Posted this in his own thread too, but John Paul will release his new album Beulah on Aug. 19. "The Martyr" is on streaming services now. It's good.
Joy Williams Talks 'Roadies' Role, Premieres New Acoustic Song 'Someone to Love You'
loved this duo
"Dust to Dust" is a Top 10 song of all time for me
Both albums are so good, but especially the second one. Still one of my favorite records of the decade, outside of the last two tracks which kind of just feel tacked on.
Ah man, forgot about this band. Such a sad, sad ending.
Really, really miss this band.
Nobody still knows why John Paul left so abrutly
was it just John Paul that left? I thought it was a mutual drifting apart?
Joy's solo effort seemed to be pretty blatantly about being a woman going out on her own/doing her own thing.
From trying to follow it at the time, and watching interviews with Joy and whatnot, it seemed JP basically just said "I'm done/I can't go on", but none of the articles or interviews gave any indication as to what the reason was behind him not wanting to continue. I'm fairly certain Joy most certainly wanted The Civil Wars to continue, as the group was hugely successful. From what I gather, JP had a really young family at the time, and traveling so much, being away from home and all that, knowing how if they toured again behind the self-titled, he'd be away much longer, so probably didn't want to go down that road anymore
Well, Joy's husband was their manager or something, so he would go on tour with them and it wasn't as much of a strain for her. I think it just ended up being differing viewpoints on how much to tour and all that. I always wondered if there were romantic feelings there too, but that's pure speculation.