This is one of those songs that seeps right down to the depths of my ribcage and into my soul. It is just so haunting and intricate and sad, and I re-fell in love with it this week when The Civil Wars' album, Barton Hollow, came out. I bought it on iTunes (and that is not something I usually do. Apart from Flags, I cannot even tell you the last song I bought…), and y'all, no wonder it's been holding on to #1 album spot on iTunes* – it is exquisite. AND their song "Barton Hollow" is the free download this week...GET IT.
(But can we talk for a second about how this is Joy Williams? Did anyone else listen to her back in her Christian pop days? Um, pick me. She was one of my faves when I was twelve. I remember having her album By Surprise sent out to me in Ethiopia. Then Danielle Hale and I listened to it. on repeat.)
Also, guess what? THEY ARE COMING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE.
And guess what else?
...It's the same night as Joshua Radin.
Which I already bought tickets for.
Y'all, this is a dilemma if I ever heard one. BUT I am coming up with a plan to Do It All, because The Civil Wars are having an in-store performance before their show that night. Anyone up for concert-hopping?
I suppose there could be much worse things than too many good music options on one night...
* ...at least in the 48 hours since it's been out. Ha.