Editor's note: In partnership with The Sessions, CultureMap features a new, exclusive music. This is no broadcast music video — it's live concert footage shot in an intimate setting and reflects the core sound of the artists.
Shot at The Sessions Factory in Austin during an annual Andy Warhol-inspired filming event, this video showcases one of the brightest up-and-coming musical talents of the year. That's not just my opinion — The Civil Wars took home two Grammy awards, for Best Folk Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
With spot-on harmony and a distinctive, melodic sound, The Civil Wars bring back Americana music in a new, innovative way with just a touch of country pop. They have a sound that is at once new, yet so simple, with a purity that allows every note to resonate. Nashville's Joy Williams and her Alabama partner, John Paul White, teamed up just 18 months ago, but their sound seems formed by decades of practice. Already, The Civil Wars hit the music world by storm.
Take a look at the intimate footage of The Civil Wars performing "20 Years" (above), a song off their debut — and now Grammy-award winning — album Barton Hallow.
"20 Years" by The Civil Wars
About The Sessions:
Producers CJ Vinson and Lauren Bucherie are musical tastemakers based out of Austin. They built their company around a simple wish: To diminish the boundary between art and audience. Their unwavering style and eclectic creative collaborations have made The Sessions sought-after team for musicians around the world. CJ and Lauren have worked with everyone from local favorites Cowboy and Indian, Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer to internationally-renowned acts like Fitz and the Tantrums and two-time Grammy award winners The Civil Wars.