I love finding different artists, that aren't popular yet, that no one has heard of. I love alto's, mainly because I can sing along with better ease. I love harmonies, I love girl/guy duo's. I love acoustic, slow, quirky music.
So when Stephen emailed me yesterday and said he was making a "mix" CD for our upcoming road trip, I told him to find some new music for us to listen to. (Another great thing about him? He loves music more than I do... and LOVES finding me new bands. It's perfect)
So, the first group he puts on is a group by the name of The Civil Wars. Have you heard of them? I hadn't. I loved them. His comment was, "They are like Lady Antebellum without the third guy..." and he's right, but much more folkier(if that's a word) than Lady A. Very mellow, indie, folk...I Love It.
Meet Joy Williams and John Paul White.
Listen to them... I think you'll love them.
Here's the crazy part. I went to research them (so I can get to know my new friends...) and I found out I already own Joy's music. Way back in 2005, I bought her album...
|Her Genesis album from 2005|
Now, I don't know if you have ever heard of Joy Williams on the Christian circuit, but she is/was one of my favorite voices and songwriters. It's her! She's reappeared! My friend had disappeared and now she's back, dyed her hair black and singing in a duo. Welcome back friend! I love this new look you've got goin...
I love getting reconnected.
She's been busy, writing songs with Trent Dabbs, which were made famous on Grey's Anatomy... and starting her own record company with her husband, called Sensibility Music. Oh, and putting her solo career on hold to be in this duo with John Paul White.
Here's her song with Trent Dabbs. Really good.
Anyway, I've found some new friends and thought you would love them too. I want to share them with you... so jump on board, because I have a feeling they will be around for a while and should be getting some awards here soon. They're up for two Grammy's this year.
You know who Joy and John Paul remind me of? A present day June and Johnny.