The Civil Wars are back, for the second time this year after putting out their sophomore self-titled album this past August. This time around, Joy Williams and John Paul White are taking the gloves off and demonstrating their acoustic acumen. Taking a page out of Poison & Wine's book, the new extended play, entitled Bare Bones, is a stripped-down, soft tissue compilation of emotionally-charged acoustic folk that is sure to please newcomers and fans alike.
Featuring six acoustic renditions of songs from their August album, The Civil Wars, Bare Bones takes a step back, dusts itself off, and
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