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Joy Williams on the Civil Wars and her new album Venus

Jaan Uhelszki, Cuepoint, 2 June 2015

MANY KNOW JOY WILLIAMS as one half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo the Civil Wars. Until their 2012 hiatus (and eventual break up in August 2014) the singer-songstress with her long sea witch hair and Mona Lisa half-smile rarely revealed herself, except through the duo's bruising and stark lyrics of romantic conflations and doomed intimacies.

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