The Civil Wars Leave a Legacy of Stunning Harmonies

The Civil Wars have seceded from each other for the moment, but their stunning harmonies live on, as you can hear in this video from VH1 Unplugged. With hints of gospel, blues and country, the quirky California-meets-Alabama duo rose to Grammy-winning status largely on the strength of their unique vocal blend. With just two singers and one guitar, there’s nothing to hide behind, which is plain to see in this revealing rendition of “Barton Hollow.” Although they’ve stopped touring indefinitely due to “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition,” here’s hoping they can reach a truce at some point.

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