Music Seen: The Civil Wars Plays VH1 In NYC (PHOTOS)


The Civil Wars stopped by our offices a couple of weeks ago for a You Oughta Know Live performance in our lobby, and our co-workers were all struck by the Nashville-based duo’s on-stage chemistry. Not only do John Paul White and Joy Williams lock eyes while singing duets, the two have voices that sound like they were created to harmonize together. This “musical alchemy,” as Joy refers to it, may have helped the pop-folk act top charts on iTunes and Billboard and land an opening spot for Adele, who blogged that they are “the BEST live band i have EVER seen.” VH1 photographer Jen Marigliano spent time with The Civil Wars on their recent trip to NYC, documenting the duo’s style and how the two interact on and off the stage. More images after the jump. — Matt Muro

“Start of the day: Cooper Square Hotel, NYC” — Joy Williams

“A little light reading” — Joy

“Ode to Billy Reid” — Joy

“JP daydreaming about the Detroit Tigers” — Joy

“Married, but to other people” Joy

“Overhearing a stranger off camera asking JP if he is Johnny Depp” — Joy

“On our way to Vh1 HQ” — Joy

“Sound checking ‘Poison & Wine'” — Joy

“Ain’t going back to Barton Hollow…”

“I suck at pool” — Joy

“I may or may not have a mild obsession with vintage jewelry.” — Joy

“JP’s tattoo. He says it’s a prayer for forgiveness in Latin. I secretly think it’s lyrics to Pantera.” — Joy



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