Presented by Folk In The Barn, in association with Gulbenkian
John Paul White has cultivated his career in Nashville for two decades, and is half of The Civil Wars – a ground-breaking duo that won four Grammy Awards before disbanding in 2012.
With The Hurting Kind, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain a modern feel, whether he’s writing about overwhelming love, unravelling relationships, or the fading memory of a loved one.
White grew up in tiny Loretto, Tennessee, and now lives in Florence, Alabama, not far from Muscle Shoals. He has cultivated his career in Nashville for two decades, first as a songwriter for a major publisher, then as half of The Civil Wars – a ground-breaking duo that won four Grammy Awards before disbanding in 2012.
Because The Civil Wars were so hard to categorize, White has earned a fan base among indie rock listeners, folk audiences, Americana outlets, and AAA radio. So, what will happen if people hear The Hurting Kind and call it country? “Well, that doesn’t scare me in the least,” he says. “As a matter of fact, it kind of thrills me.”
Folk in the Barn have been a huge fan of John Paul White since discovering The Civil Wars (Barton Hollow, Poison & Wine) and are beyond excited to be promoting this concert for John and his excellent Trio.