Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 11
The Civil Wars
Great Wilderness/The River Empires
6637 Milwaukie Avenue
$10 Adv./$10Day of
Stark as a gray winter sky over the South Dakota Badlands the music of The Civil Wars is beautifully spars and lingers like the early morning ghosts of waking dreams. Tomorrow night this duo will bring their amazing music to the intimate setting of Portland's The Woods.
Built over a canvas of acoustic instrumentation with accents of Tennessee sunsets and the Blue Ridge Mountains, John Paul White and Joy Williams tell mournfully honest tales. Doing so with such a graceful manner, White's deeply rustic dirge dancing a slow waltz with the voice of Williams that is at times both sweet and sultry. This is the music of heartbreak and love lost brought to you by one of the rising stars of the music world.
The good press on the band is piling up and this is one of those amazing opportunities to see them before they get too big to play the smaller intimate venues. I foresee this show will be one of those you can tell your grand children about, so make sure that you get there early to secure a seat.