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The Civil Wars at Apollo, Manchester

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 31 October 2012

On paper, the Civil Wars shouldn't work at all. Joy Williams is 29, brought up in California and grew up on blues and country. John Paul White is 10 years her senior, from Alabama in the deep south, and spent years in failing rock bands. Together, however, the singer-guitarist duo have shifted hundreds of thousands of albums and picked up two Grammys, and have such an uncanny chemistry that they have been mistaken for a married couple.

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