I don’t have much to say today, folks. But, I have a strong gumption to share my thoughts on a band that is stirring up a lot of interest around the country right now.
There comes a band every great once in a while that just “gets it” for me. I’ve known and listened to the Civil Wars for a long time, but it wasn’t until I watched the rest of the nation fall for their rootsy-pop-country performance at the Grammy’s that I gave them a second listen. Then a third…and fourth and so on.
Maybe it’s self indulgent. Okay, I know it’s self indulgent. This band is what I always wanted out of my musical ventures. Growing up with my mom blaring 80s & 90s country, my dad raving on southern blues rock and my innate love for 60s and 70s singer/songwriters, who was I kidding…I was born for this. Though during my formative musical years, with my all-but smokey, sultry bad-ass voice and punk rock personality, I had settled on the idea of someday playing the female lead in a musical theater rendition of Janis Joplin’s life (even if I had to smoke 3 packs a day to do it). Then, after wasting 3 years of my college life deciding I was more of the singer-songwriter type and writing mediocre-at-best songs, I decided that songwriting was best left to someone else.
And then I went in to marketing.
But hey, even if I didn’t get there with my music at least I can take comfort in the fact that this band did. And I can feel somewhat of a redemption in the American pop-music culture…maybe we are on to something here.
So, kudos to you @thecivilwars. Kudos to you.