When executive producer Terry Lickona saw the Civil Wars during production of the ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival special, he knew we had to invite them to tape their own episode of Austin City Limits. The obvious chemistry between singer-songwriters John Paul White and Joy Williams is as infectious as their grassroots success – over 250,000 copies of their debut album Barton Hollow sold without major industry support. Now we’ve booked the duo to tape ACL on February 29 as the first taping of Season 38 (and our first Leap Day taping ever). Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages – and, of course, this here blog – for ticket information. We hope you can join us. In the meantime, here’s a reminder of why Terry wanted to book the Civil Wars.
The Civil Wars “Barton Hollow” from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.