Wednesday, May 1, 2013
– Reports of the demise of The Civil Wars are greatly exaggerated.
The duo - Joy Williams and John Paul White - said on their web site today that new music was coming this summer. The duo, who have been well-received for their country, rootsy sounds, are slated to put out a self-titled disc on Sensibility/Columbia.
"Patience is a virtue. Yours has been appreciated. Here's to the hope you consider it rewarded," White said in his post.
"If you are reading this, I want to thank you for taking the time," Williams wrote. "I'm grateful for your patient support. I am very glad to say that new music is coming and I am fiercely proud of this album. A lot of soul, sweat and tears went into its creation. I hope you find the heart in each song, that it might connect with yours. We are, each one of us, all journeying, learning and growing along this ever-evolving path. Hope this note finds you well wherever you are..."
The duo took time off for Williams to have a baby last fall (the duo are not married. White lives in Alabama and has a family of his own), but then reports surfaced that The Civil Wars were on hiatus and possibly breaking up. That partially stemmed from the cancellation of several tour dates.
The Civil Wars won a Grammy for their last disc, "Barton Hollow." They also contributed to the soundtrack for "A Place at the Table" with T Bone Burnett.