The Civil Wars coming to the Tampa Theatre in Tampa
Time for one of your first must-see shows of 2013.
Grammy-winning country duo The Civil Wars are bringing their lovely country-folk ballads and harmonies to the Tampa Theatre in Tampa on Jan. 22. According to Ticketmaster, tickets are just $23 and they'll go onsale Oct. 19.
Talk about a lovely pairing of artist and venue. The Civil Wars came to Ferguson Hall of the Straz Center last fall, and a sold-out crowd of 1,042 were there to greet them. Sean Daly was among them, and he wrote:
The pair's acoustic-based music (they tour with just piano and guitars and themselves) leans more toward dreamily textured old-timey country blues, her soprano and his macho counterbalance creating impressionistic ballads about bad men, broken women and the complex bonds we all share. And yet, their vibe is also strangely modern, at least their flirtations and stage banter and playfully retro-graded 19th-century covers of — whoa, this is trippy — Smashing Pumpkins (Disarm) and Michael Jackson (Billie Jean).
Should be one not to miss.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*