The Civil Wars dip a little bit into the Genericana well on “From This Valley,” covering “deserts” to “oceans, rivers, mountains and valleys,” and a few other clichés in-between. I guess that’s the unavoidable par for everybody’s course these days, at least if you need a mid-album fluff single.
Riff by Karl Ernest
Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.