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Review: The Civil Wars create beautifully dusty disharmony at the Straz Center in Tampa

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Acclaimed alt-country folk duo the Civil Wars are in the midst of their first Florida tour, and on Thursday night they stopped at Ferguson Hall of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Sean Daly was in the crowd, and he writes:

After an auspicious debut from opening trio Zach Williams and the Bellow, the Civil Wars kicked off their short set with Tip of My Tongue, a song about being helpless to a lover's powers. The duo immediately jumped into their curious stage routine: Williams' flirty twirl (she often looks like she's about to break into a tap dance) and his gruff countenance, which only occasionally broke into a grin. It should be noted that the Civil Wars are married — to other people. And yet their public relationship and all those exquisite disharmonies are not without heat, and their 70-minute show was fueled by their unique affections.

Click here for his full review of the Civil Wars at the Straz Center. And after the jump, get more of Tyler Tjomsland's photos of the Civil Wars.

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[Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 1:55pm]

    

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