Monday, May 4, 2009

John Paul White & The Civil Wars

We have a bunch of pencils in our supply cabinet at work that say "Who is this Josh Groban and why is his voice haunting me?" But for me this question should be applied to John Paul White and his music. The first time I heard White's music was while listening to Pandora radio at work. "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" started playing and I stopped everything I was doing to check in with Pandora to find out what I was listening to. Even today, if that track starts playing I set everything aside and just take in the music.

The first thing that comes to my mind when trying to describe White's music is that it is hauntingly beautiful. His first album is titled The Long Goodbye and features his songwriting talents that he not only uses to release his own music but also for other artists such as Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and many more. Sadly, "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" is only available with the purchase of The OC Vol. 6 soundtrack, but The Long Goodbye is definitely worth purchasing. His acoustic style incorporates some of his folk roots as he was born in Alabama. He is also using that influence with his new music project, The Civil Wars.

John Paul White is teaming up with Joy Williams forming a duo group called The Civil Wars. They just did their first show this April and from the small glimpse of their music I know I'm going to be a huge fan which is why I decided to include them in this feature. Check out a video they just released of one of their tunes. I'm in love...

Along with the video I'm including The Civil Wars' first tracks and you can find out more information and even download some of the tracks free.


Hope you enjoyed this installment of new music! Please feel free to leave any comments on what you think of the music as well as any music suggestions you think I might like.


Cheryl said...

Very nice (but his pix above looks so evil!).
Now I can't get this song out of my head. Thanks for introducing me to John Paul White.

Melanie Knowlton said...
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Melanie Knowlton said...

I am "Falling" in love with The Civil Wars duo - I LOVE that video (watched it 3 times). Folksy acoustic harmonies are the BEST!!!