Hello Civil Warriors*,
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who sometimes wants to ditch the whole scene, we’ll be sure to blog about The Agency and the Princess in Red if something actually newsworthy comes along. I’m also focusing more on writing on this blog and the other one and lower my Twitter intake… unless a music awards show comes along, of course.
Speaking about music, The Civil Wars won two Grammy awards back in 2012 for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group and Folk Album of the Year for the magnificent album Barton Hollow. Ever wonder how that album came along? Wonder no more.
“The recording would be about capturing Joy and JP playing and singing together live — no overdubs,” says Barton Hollow producer and singer/songwriter in his own right, Charlie Peacock, during an interview with Sound on Sound. “Anything we added to the tracks was kept minimal by design, with the exception of the song ‘Barton Hollow’, which was allowed to be a bit of a backwoods romp.”
You can read the full interview with Charlie Peacock as well as Barton Hollow engineer Richie Biggs on Sound on Sound. Joy Williams and John Paul White have gone on to collaborate with Taylor Swift and T Bone Burnett winning the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Safe and Sound” this year.
Here’s audio of The Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett’s contribution to the soundtrack of the upcoming film, A Place At The Table. The track is called “Long Time Gone”.
Speaking about music being produced, I’d encourage you to read this Q&A with T Bone Burnett on Rolling Stones magazine. He speaks in a very favorable manner about the music being produced for ABC’s Nashville series amongst other things. Read the interview on RollingStones.com.
(*) I completely made that name up. I have no clue what Civil Wars fans call themselves. I do count myself as one, though.
The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar is scheduled to perform at the BRIT Awards 2013 on February 20. She’s the closing number of the show. She is also nominated for International Female Solo Artist.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- February 19: Taylor appears in the pages of the March issue of ELLE Magazine.
- February 20: Taylor is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2013. She will be performing the closing number.
- February 22: Taylor Swift appears on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show.
- February 26: Caitlin Evanson‘s Birthday.
- March 13 and 14: The Red Tour starts at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
- March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
- March 18 and 19: The Red Tour at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.