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2012-11-07 09:50:12 AM
Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!
 
2012-11-07 10:06:05 AM
We don't need your civil war!
 
2012-11-07 12:21:03 PM

WTF Indeed: Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!


You've never heard of Taylor Swift?
 
2012-11-07 12:21:51 PM
Bummer

Barton Hollow: the only track of theirs which I enjoy a great deal.
 
2012-11-07 12:22:12 PM
What an incredible shame. Theur version of Dance me To The End Of Love is amazing
Link
 
2012-11-07 12:23:27 PM
Due to feedback from focus groups, soon to be replaced with Uncivil Wars.
 
2012-11-07 12:23:42 PM
Don't worry folks we still have the class wars!

/folk music = Birkenstock rock
 
2012-11-07 12:25:25 PM
They were on Austin City Limits last weekend. The audience was silentduring their songs, completely mesmerised.
 
2012-11-07 12:25:40 PM

csi_yellowknife: WTF Indeed: Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!

You've never heard of Taylor Swift?


Swift's probably how a lot of people got to hear of the Civil Wars.
 
2012-11-07 12:27:22 PM
When will we see the re-enactment of this?
 
2012-11-07 12:30:42 PM
i'm seriously bummed by this announcement! i really like this duo!
 
2012-11-07 12:32:15 PM
Sounds like someone was unwilling to give up their slaves.
 
2012-11-07 12:34:28 PM
Call me if she splits from her husband. Or point a garden hose at her azaleas, that's where I've been sleeping.

/gawd what a cutie...
 
2012-11-07 12:35:27 PM

PsyLord: When will we see the re-enactment of this?


Re-Enactors is my Civil Wars cover band.
 
Slu
2012-11-07 12:36:14 PM
Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.
 
2012-11-07 12:37:40 PM

Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.


She spawned? First Imelda May, now her. I see a trend here.

/hot singers hubands like doing it with them
 
Slu
2012-11-07 12:37:43 PM
Also their version of Billie Jean is fantastic. I'd post a link if I wasn't on my phone.
 
2012-11-07 12:38:56 PM
Damn. I liked this group. Though she can be a little annoying to watch.
 
2012-11-07 12:39:19 PM

Slu: Also their version of Billie Jean is fantastic. I'd post a link if I wasn't on my phone.


here ya go
Link
 
2012-11-07 12:52:44 PM
That's a shame. They're one of the few "country" acts even remotely interesting.
 
2012-11-07 01:03:38 PM
At least THIS duo is still together
Link
 
2012-11-07 01:16:24 PM

Crewmannumber6: At least THIS duo is still together
Link


opens link...see SIX people on stage

erm, uh...but it sounds pretty good...just a bit into it though.
 
2012-11-07 01:17:42 PM
They did a set on Prairie Home Companion that was absolutely amazing. They're studio work isn't nearly as good, though.
 
2012-11-07 01:39:10 PM

busy chillin': Crewmannumber6: At least THIS duo is still together
Link

opens link...see SIX people on stage

erm, uh...but it sounds pretty good...just a bit into it though.


Yes, they had accompaniment, but essentially they are a husband/wife duo.
 
2012-11-07 01:47:29 PM
Meh, there's still always Mike Ness.
 
2012-11-07 02:04:54 PM
Shame. I enjoyed their music.

/Shame is for the break up, not the shame I feel for enjoying their music.
 
2012-11-07 02:08:53 PM

CygnusDarius: Meh, there's still always Mike Ness.


Yep and Matt and Suise
Link
 
2012-11-07 02:22:38 PM
Too bad about their break-up. She'll be able to make it in pop music because she's hot. He'll have to go back to making Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-07 02:31:57 PM
Do whut to who now.

/She's not hot.
 
kab
2012-11-07 02:39:40 PM

WTF Indeed: Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!


Why are you listening to radio to begin with?
 
2012-11-07 02:42:52 PM

WTF Indeed: Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!


i like them

/to each their own

KnowItAllGuy: Too bad about their break-up. She'll be able to make it in pop music because she's hot. He'll have to go back to making Pirates of the Caribbean 45.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


ftfy
 
2012-11-07 02:44:11 PM
huh, you know what the diference between a four (4) and a four with a strikethrough (4) is? nothing
 
2012-11-07 02:46:13 PM

Crewmannumber6: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.

She spawned? First Imelda May, now her. I see a trend here.

/hot singers hubands like doing it with them


Not a trend - women performers are still having babies quite often. It seems so much easier than back in the prime of Linda Ronstadt/Stevie Nicks/ONJ.

But I digress. I also agree that if she's leaving the act to be a SAHM, more power to her.
 
2012-11-07 02:47:57 PM
Downloaded one of their albums a few years ago before a road trip and loaded into the playlist for the trip. Honest, that was the worst 45 minutes of the trip. With their limited instrumentation and choice of songs, the whole thing blended into one dull drone. Amazed I didn't drive into the ditch, lulled into a stupor.

I'm still trying to figure out what the fuss is/was all about with them
 
2012-11-07 02:58:34 PM

KnowItAllGuy: Too bad about their break-up. She'll be able to make it in pop music because she's hot. He'll have to go back to making Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Or being the stand-in for Jack White everytime that dude shoots a music video

blog.bamm.tv
 
2012-11-07 02:58:41 PM
So which one is aiming to go the mainstream/sellout route?
 
2012-11-07 03:07:33 PM

KnowItAllGuy: Too bad about their break-up. She'll be able to make it in pop music because she's hot. He'll have to go back to making Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


First time I saw one of their videos, I thought it was Johnny Depp in some side project. Like how Russell Crowe was in a band for a while.
 
2012-11-07 03:11:53 PM
My girlfriend is pretty bummed about this. But it has strengthened her thinking that babies ruin everything, which makes me very happy. Plus I dont really care about their music, so its nothing but a win for me.
 
2012-11-07 03:14:59 PM

Already Disturbed: So which one is aiming to go the mainstream/sellout route?


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-07 03:21:48 PM
They put on a pretty good show. Lately I've been listening to The Brothers Comatose when I want to imagine I am old timey.
 
2012-11-07 03:25:36 PM
Is this the Hank Williams Jr. thread?
 
2012-11-07 03:32:58 PM

Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.




Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"


I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.
 
2012-11-07 03:59:58 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.



Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"

I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.


The DNA test came back and it was not the manager's babby?
 
kab
2012-11-07 04:10:20 PM
I'll wager that she and her hubby think she could do as well, if not better, as a solo act.

/folk-country equivalent of 'Hollaback Girl' in 5...4....3....
 
2012-11-07 04:15:34 PM
I have heard she is a super devout Christian type. Perhaps hubby doesn't want her hanging out with musicians all night long.
 
2012-11-07 04:16:20 PM

WTF Indeed: Oh no! Who will sing bland, annoying pop country on easy listening stations now?!



userserve-ak.last.fm
The Band Perry?
 
2012-11-07 04:28:56 PM

Crewmannumber6: They were on Austin City Limits last weekend. The audience was silentduring their songs, completely mesmerised.


Mesmerized? Is that what the cool kids are calling it now?

We used to call it "so stoned it was all I could do to sit upright."

/pass the Cheetos
 
2012-11-07 04:31:11 PM
Is he related to Jack White.......because if he is I need to get into that family tree. Crazy talented.
 
2012-11-07 04:40:49 PM
Not ironic.

/had to say it.
 
2012-11-07 04:41:53 PM
I guess what they've got here is ... failure to communicate
 
2012-11-07 05:02:48 PM

kab: I'll wager that she and her hubby think she could do as well, if not better, as a solo act.

/folk-country equivalent of 'Hollaback Girl' in 5...4....3....


What made them unique were their vocal harmonies and their songwriting sensibilities . As a solo artist she'll be just another dime a dozen pretty face with a decent voice, like so many other Applebees waitresses in Nashville.
 
2012-11-07 05:04:50 PM

jim32rr: Is this the Hank Williams Jr. thread?


Yes, yes it is.
 
2012-11-07 05:13:32 PM
I thought it was because they couldn't get funding.
 
2012-11-07 05:26:52 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: ...

/She's not hot.


^ this
 
2012-11-07 07:19:26 PM
How many times does it have to be said? They are the "Wars of Northern Aggression".
 
2012-11-07 07:20:37 PM

rogiesangel: Is he related to Jack White.......because if he is I need to get into that family tree. Crazy talented.


He isn't, but he is related to me, so be careful what you wish for.
 
2012-11-07 07:24:27 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.



Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"

I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.


John just told me "all is fine," with no details. I spoke with his sister yesterday and she just said that they have reached a point where they can't work together...but again, no details. So who knows.
 
2012-11-07 07:46:59 PM

Onkel Buck: /folk music = Birkenstock rock


Considering how large a genre folk is, this is the stupidest thing I've read all day.
 
2012-11-07 07:55:02 PM

mab1823: rogiesangel: Is he related to Jack White.......because if he is I need to get into that family tree. Crazy talented.

He isn't, but he is related to me, so be careful what you wish for.


I'd like to be related to her. And by "related to," I mean "inside."

/like in the tiny spaceship in "Fantastic Voyage." I bet she has an outstanding lymphatic system.
 
2012-11-07 08:00:09 PM

Uzzah: mab1823: rogiesangel: Is he related to Jack White.......because if he is I need to get into that family tree. Crazy talented.

He isn't, but he is related to me, so be careful what you wish for.

I'd like to be related to her. And by "related to," I mean "inside."

/like in the tiny spaceship in "Fantastic Voyage." I bet she has an outstanding lymphatic system.


She's quite attractive. Even up close. I've only met her in the briefest sense, but I was not displeased.
 
2012-11-07 08:00:35 PM

mab1823: Tsar_Bomba1: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.



Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"

I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.

John just told me "all is fine," with no details. I spoke with his sister yesterday and she just said that they have reached a point where they can't work together...but again, no details. So who knows.




It happens. D.C. Talk was pretty much sick of each other when they "retired". Can't believe 48 year old Toby Mack is still kickin' it. First song I heard was Barton Hollow - went out and actually bought the cd instead of grabbing one of the promo ones at work.

What I could find out would probably be more rumor than anything. Although I do know what happened to the blonde in Gloriana.
 
2012-11-07 08:04:41 PM

Tsar_Bomba1: It happens. D.C. Talk was pretty much sick of each other when they "retired". Can't believe 48 year old Toby Mack is still kickin' it. First song I heard was Barton Hollow - went out and actually bought the cd instead of grabbing one of the promo ones at work.

What I could find out would probably be more rumor than anything. Although I do know what happened to the blonde in Gloriana.


He's my cousin, so I do have a direct line to him...but it's not like he owes me any explanation. I figure I'll hear the details when it's time to hear them. Until then, it's just kind of a bummer. They were poised for a lot of success.
 
2012-11-07 08:53:16 PM
What happened to the blonde in Gloriana??
 
2012-11-07 09:06:55 PM
I heard them do Portishead's 'Sour Times' last month at Austin City Limits.
Thought it an odd choice, but now not so much.
 
2012-11-07 09:36:39 PM
www.videoreview.ws
 
2012-11-07 09:48:56 PM

mab1823: Tsar_Bomba1: It happens. D.C. Talk was pretty much sick of each other when they "retired". Can't believe 48 year old Toby Mack is still kickin' it. First song I heard was Barton Hollow - went out and actually bought the cd instead of grabbing one of the promo ones at work.

What I could find out would probably be more rumor than anything. Although I do know what happened to the blonde in Gloriana.

He's my cousin, so I do have a direct line to him...but it's not like he owes me any explanation. I figure I'll hear the details when it's time to hear them. Until then, it's just kind of a bummer. They were poised for a lot of success.




I agree.
 
2012-11-07 09:53:32 PM

one_drummer: What happened to the blonde in Gloriana??


Who knows. There are so many possible problems and scenarios.

It could be something as simple as a singer falling for the guitar tech on tour... guitar tech starts slacking off... other members get mad and fire guitar tech... one of the singers gets mad and just walks away at the end of a concert.

Of course it could be many things though... that's only one possible scenario. Only the band knows for sure. ;)
 
2012-11-07 09:56:30 PM
The way they look at each other when they perform, I just figured their spouses/significant others were waiting for them to sleep together
 
2012-11-07 10:07:01 PM
She's married to their manager, of course things were going to go south. He's probably constantly in her ear telling her she'd be better off as a solo artist.
 
2012-11-07 10:49:47 PM
Lrrreconcilable Nndifferences....
 
2012-11-07 10:51:25 PM
Damn, I really dig them.
 
2012-11-07 11:35:06 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Already Disturbed: So which one is aiming to go the mainstream/sellout route?

i49.tinypic.com

Can someone please 'shoop Lootie in his place?
 
2012-11-08 01:05:11 AM

Trocadero: They did a set on Prairie Home Companion that was absolutely amazing. They're studio work isn't nearly as good, though.


Their studio work is REALLY not good compared to their live stuff. After listening to some studio cuts I couldn't see why people were hyping them, but after listening to them live I could only wonder who was smoking what to make them end up with the studio album they did because it is CRAP compared to what they can do.

For what it's worth, they've rectified this somewhat by putting out a free live album. You can listen to it, or download it here or download it directly off their website though you can't listen to it there.
 
2012-11-08 04:02:30 AM
I saw them two nights ago at the Roundhouse in London. They were amazing and you would have abosolutely no idea that there were any issues. Very professional.

On a side note, the Lumineers opened for them, and they were amazing! Had never heard of them before.
 
2012-11-08 06:11:41 AM

Tsar_Bomba1: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.



Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"

I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.

They added that they hoped to have new music in 2013.

Williams and White are both married, but to other people. Williams had a baby this summer with husband Nate Yetton, the duo's manager.


That's pretty much exactly what they said. You've got to consider their history here. Both of these performers are veteran back-ups and gig-ers. Both of them spent years and years busting their asses to make it in this business, clinging like the vast majority of musicians to low-paying free-lance jobs. Keep that in mind when you consider this scenario. It seems pretty plausible to me that if Joy Williams went to John White and told him she wanted to cut back on tour dates and take a break for her baby that he, desperate to succeed in this business after so long and so close to finally hitting the big time, would have been firmly opposed to it. Given that her husband is their manager that's an argument he'd never have been able to win, but that he'd still make it isn't surprising.

Having said all that, I feel a rather important point has been over-looked in this thread; that all this speculation is merely gossip and that the only 4 people for whom this matters and who have even the slightest idea about what's really going on are the two performers and their so's. Also, nice for throwing in all the lady-hating farkers; always good to see the misogynists on this board won't let me down when it comes to dragging the name and talent of a woman down, even when she's been working her ass off in an industry for years.
 
2012-11-08 09:13:36 AM

peterthx: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Already Disturbed: So which one is aiming to go the mainstream/sellout route?
[i49.tinypic.com image 700x446]

Can someone please 'shoop Lootie in his place?


The one that doesn't look like Tom Byron?
 
2012-11-08 09:23:06 AM

Heron: Having said all that, I feel a rather important point has been over-looked in this thread; that all this speculation is merely gossip and that the only 4 people for whom this matters and who have even the slightest idea about what's really going on are the two performers and their so's. Also, nice for throwing in all the lady-hating farkers; always good to see the misogynists on this board won't let me down when it comes to dragging the name and talent of a woman down, even when she's been working her ass off in an industry for years.


I suppose it would matter to people who are fans of the band, asshole.

[lighten up francis.jpg]
 
2012-11-08 09:56:11 AM

delau: I saw them two nights ago at the Roundhouse in London. They were amazing and you would have abosolutely no idea that there were any issues. Very professional.

On a side note, the Lumineers opened for them, and they were amazing! Had never heard of them before.


They are, the very good
 
2012-11-08 03:56:59 PM

softshoes: peterthx: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Already Disturbed: So which one is aiming to go the mainstream/sellout route?
[i49.tinypic.com image 700x446]

Can someone please 'shoop Lootie in his place?

The one that doesn't look like Tom Byron?


LOL.
No, in place of "Tom Byron". He has that look like "biatch stole my beer"
 
2012-11-08 06:13:18 PM

Heron: Tsar_Bomba1: Slu: Bummer. Looks like they enjoyed themselves on stage together. I am guessing the new mom wants to stay home with her kids.



Doubt it. I suspect there's more to it than that. If it was mutual they would have put out a press release saying...


"With the new baby we're going to take a break for a couple of months... but don't worry. We'll be back better than ever!!!"

I'm in the biz here in Nashville. I'll ask around and see if I can find out what the real deal is.

They added that they hoped to have new music in 2013.

Williams and White are both married, but to other people. Williams had a baby this summer with husband Nate Yetton, the duo's manager.


That's pretty much exactly what they said. You've got to consider their history here. Both of these performers are veteran back-ups and gig-ers. Both of them spent years and years busting their asses to make it in this business, clinging like the vast majority of musicians to low-paying free-lance jobs. Keep that in mind when you consider this scenario. It seems pretty plausible to me that if Joy Williams went to John White and told him she wanted to cut back on tour dates and take a break for her baby that he, desperate to succeed in this business after so long and so close to finally hitting the big time, would have been firmly opposed to it. Given that her husband is their manager that's an argument he'd never have been able to win, but that he'd still make it isn't surprising.

Having said all that, I feel a rather important point has been over-looked in this thread; that all this speculation is merely gossip and that the only 4 people for whom this matters and who have even the slightest idea about what's really going on are the two performers and their so's. Also, nice for throwing in all the lady-hating farkers; always good to see the misogynists on this board won't let me down when it comes to dragging the name and talent of a woman down, even when she's been working her ass off ...




I hear what you're saying. Just think it's a really weird/cryptic press release. Like I said before... even when bands are fighting the label usually says

"Well we really need a break due to all the performances and the family - but next year we'll be back better than ever!"

That's how you do a press release. You usually don't say "We're having problems so we're suspending our gigs for awhile". Either that or they're the most honest musicians in the industry! I wish them both the best. Like I said I went out and bought their cd when I could have easily picked up one of the promo copies at work.

I've got a buddy who runs a record label and he's always said "If you find someone you like support them by buying their cd."... and that's exactly what I do.
 
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