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The Civil Wars, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

The Civil Wars play the Harbor Stage at The Newport Folk Festival on Sunday.
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The Civil Wars, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

August 1, 2011Hear the duo perform their sweet, harmony-rich folk-pop songs with loving chemistry at Newport.

Joy Williams and John Paul White were strangers when they were paired up at a Nashville songwriting session in 2008, but you'd never know that now: Though not romantically involved, they perform their sweet, harmony-rich folk-pop songs with loving chemistry as The Civil Wars, often staring sweetly into each other's eyes. After attracting huge buzz at this year's SXSW music festival, the pair has gone on to be a large-scale cult item, thanks in part to the warmly winning songs on this year's Barton Hollow. Look for The Civil Wars to draw heavily from that album, and a few choice covers, when the band performs live at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • Tip Of My Tongue
  • Forget Me Not
  • From This Valley 20 Years
  • I've Got This Friend
  • Barton Hollow
  • Falling
  • I Want You Back
  • Birds Of A Feather
  • Disarm
  • My Father's Father
  • Poison And Wine
  • Billie Jean
  • Dance Me To The End Of Love

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George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates over 50 years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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