Category Archives: The Civil Wars

The Golden Bath’s 2013: Album Of The Year – Part 2 of 3

So this is the list of 20 albums that the Ironbath thought were pretty damn good in 2013 – but didn’t quite reach the shortlist. They are not in any order of merit, but are roughly alphabetical (at least in the … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Cutting, Art Garfunkle, Band Of Heathens, Brandy Clark, Caitlin Rose, Cayamo, Chris Wood, Devon Sproule, Emily Baker & The Red Clay Halo, Ethan Johns, Gillian Welch, Hem, Kim Richey, Laura Marling, London Grammar, Lori McKenna, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Martin Carthy, Michael Jackson, Mike O'Neill, Milk Carton Kids, Paul Simon, Portishead, sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson, The Civil Wars, The Imagined Village, The Lone Bellow, Willie Sugarcapps | 2 Comments

Anti-Christmas 2012: A Future Like Snow

The year is nearly over but and it is the season to look back on the past 12 months with disdain and disappointment, feel sorrow for what could have been and desperation for what was. But it is tougher this year. … Continue reading

Posted in Anderson Fair, Anti-Christmas, Brooke Waggoner, Caitlin Rose, Calexico, Cambridge Folk Festival, Catie Curtis, Cayamo, Choir Of Angels, Cover Lay Down, Doris Day, Elena James, Emily Baker & The Red Clay Halo, Fuel/Friends, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Hyslop, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Herzig, Keegan Dewitt, Lori McKenna, Matt Coleman, Megan Henwood, Nick Lowe, Prairie Empire, Reid Jamieson, Saints Of Valory, Shelley Adams, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, The Civil Wars, The Continental Club, The Hot Club Of Cowtown, The Pretenders, The Whiskey Sisters, Tori Amos, Tracey Thorn, Trent Dabbs | 2 Comments

The Civil Wars hit Sour Times in Bristol

The Ironbath got to see The Civil Wars back in March in a packed gig at the Bristol O2.  The duo were riding high with tremendous media support resulting from their double Grammy success. Personally I felt that Joy and John … Continue reading

Posted in Cayamo, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Portishead, The Civil Wars | Leave a comment

What’s been happening with the Ironbath?

The last few months have had quite a few changes in the Ironbath’s life. A new job meant a new location – lots of boxes and a move back across the country. The good news is that the Ironbath is … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Ani DiFranco, Callaghan, Cayamo, Civil Wars, Dar Williams, Gretchen Peters, Joe Pug, Kathleen Edwards, Leonard Cohen, Lisa Mitchell, Lyle Lovett, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jaffe, The Civil Wars | Leave a comment

How NOT to become a music star

The music industry has changed beyond recognition in recent years. Here are 10 rules that used to be sacrosanct if you wanted to be a musician, but today you need to break every one of them if you want to be … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Brandi Carlile, Civil Wars, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Larkin Poe, Lissie, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, The Civil Wars | Leave a comment

Cayamo 2012: The best boat in the ocean

The Ironbath’s blog is back from his February break! It is very hard to explain or review Cayamo. In basic terms it is a big boat in the Caribbean filled with over 45 artists ranging from The Civil Wars, Lyle … Continue reading

Posted in Aurora Belle, Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Callaghan, Cayamo, Civil Wars, David Ryan Harris, Enter The Haggis, James McMurtry, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Purdy, John Hiatt, John Prine, Keb' Mo, Levi Lowrey, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, Native Run, Regina McCrary, Rhett Miller, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins, Sarah Dugas, Sarah Jaffe, Sean Watkins, Shawn Mullins, Sixthman, The Civil Wars, WPA | 1 Comment

One to watch in 2012: The Staves

The Blog is back! And is kicking off 2012 with a brief selection of artists that might just find a little traction on the slippery slopes of the music industry in 2012. The Ironbath was introduced to The Staves – Jessica, … Continue reading

Posted in Laura Marling, Ryan Adams, The Civil Wars, The Kings Of Leon, The Staves | 1 Comment