On February 22, The Civil Wars played at The Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City. The small venue was packed tightly. Lacey and I were literally the last two people to make it through the door around 7:45pm. Two hours and 45 minutes later, John Paul White and Joy Williams took the stage
The duo has a fun, passionate, and humble presence on stage. They’ll tell you how lucky they feel to just be there, and then blow your mind and make you feel the same. Their amazing harmonies are accompanied only by a minimal (but delish) amount of instrumentation, primarily from one of John Paul’s guitars.
This was my first time seeing The Civil Wars live, but I really hope it wasn’t my last. They are a joy to catch live.
I also shot video of a couple of their songs: