Showcase: The Civil Wars at Bonnaroo Music Festival

(Credit: Tom Stone for Rolling Stone)

Here at The Swift Agency, still one guy who’s amazed that he gets such loyal readers, we’re going to shine our spotlight – actually more of a flashlight – actually let’s be honest, I’m just holding up my phone – to one of those other artists that we admire so much. While the 2012 CMA Fest was going on, there was another music festival happening in Manchester, Tennessee: the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival. Bringing the tent down was the grammy-award winning duo of The Civil Wars.

John Paul White and Joy Williams were not alone on stage. Joy’s noticeable baby bump gave away the fact she was due to give birth in 10 days from their performance. The duo will take a break from touring for a while after they played the festival.

“There’s just no sweeter way to sort of bow-tie (the last 18 months) than with Bonnaroo,” Joy Williams told Chris Talbott from the Associated Press. “It was so fun. And the baby was just kicking like crazy. I think all that noise from the crowd in between the songs, there was no time for napping in the tummy. And the adrenaline, as well. I’m sure kept the baby up. It’s bittersweet, as well. I’m kind of emotional about it. I blame the hormones.”

You can read the full story from the Associated Press via the Huffington Post.

Here’s some clips via the BonnarooMusicFest channel on YouTube.

20 Years

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I’ve Got A Friend

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Barton Hollow

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Coming up in the Calendar!

  • June 27:¬†B.o.B premieres his video for¬†Both Of Us featuring Taylor Swift on MTV.
  • July 2: James Taylor performs at¬†Tanglewood¬†with a surprise and possibly Sparkly Dressed guest.
  • July 22:¬†The¬†Teen Choice Awards 2012¬†air¬†live (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for¬†Choice Female Artist,¬†Choice Single by a Female Artist¬†for¬†Eyes Open,¬†Choice Female Country Artist¬†and¬†Choice Country Song¬†for¬†Sparks Fly.¬†You can vote¬†here.

(Sources: Associated Press via the Huffington Post, BonnarooMusicFest)