Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes



Alabama Shakes is a blues rock band from USA formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. The group rose to prominence in the early 2010s with their distinctive and soulful roots rock sound.

The band began their career touring and performing at bars and clubs around the Southeast for two years while honing their sound and writing music. They recorded their debut album, Boys & Girls, with producer Andrija Tokic in Nashville while still unsigned. Online acclaim led ATO Records to sign the band, which released Boys & Girls in 2012 to acclaim. The album had a hit single, "Hold On," and was nominated for three Grammy Awards. After a long touring cycle, the band recorded their second record, Sound & Color, which was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and won four Grammy Awards.



Killer Diller Blues
Killer Diller Blues is a song by musical group Alabama Shakes, released on May 19, 2017.
Sound & Color
Sound & Color is the second studio album by American rock band Alabama Shakes.
Boys & Girls
Boys & Girls is the debut studio album from American rock band Alabama Shakes.
Future People
"Future People" is a song performed by American rock band Alabama Shakes, issued as the third single from the band's second studio album Sound & Color.

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The Birmingham Music Scene In 2017: The Audiovore Weighs In
  –  January 2, 2018
And although he doesn't reside here anymore, as the lawyer responsible for guiding the careers of local Alabama favorites like St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Athens' Alabama Shakes— as well as many other nationally renowned acts like Sturgill Simpson ...
UAB Music alumnus John Strohm named Rounder Records president
  –  January 2, 2018
As an entertainment lawyer in Nashville, Strohm has helped develop the careers of bands including Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Sturgill Simpson, Dawes, Julien Baker and many others, according to MusicRow. He is getting used to his new job as ...
Alabama shakes: Small earthquakes are common but potential for a big one exists
  –  December 31, 2017
Deep below the surface of northeast Alabama, building tension inside a tectonic plate releases a burst of seismic energy that rumbles through the Earth's crust, pulsing out in waves in every direction. This earthquake, which occurred Dec. 20 about three ...
Mavis Staples still traveling roads of gospel, soul on ‘If All I was was Black’
  –  December 27, 2017
This happens throughout “If All I was was Black.” You hear it within the lean urgency of the irresistibly funky “No Time for Crying,” the Alabama Shakes-style affirmation “Build a Bridge” and the warm, easygoing “Ain’t No Doubt About It ...
The Best TV Soundtracks of 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
Fortunately, the rest of the soundtrack lives up to that first salvo, with tracks from Otis Redding, Sade, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Temptations, Charles Bradley, Sufjan Stevens, Martha Wainwright, Fleetwood Mac, and more.
Black Artists Proclaim the Right to Rock in the Age of Streaming Music
  –  December 27, 2017
Virginia-born garage rocker Benjamin Booker has earned some of the most glowing reviews of 2017 for Witness, released on ATO, Dave Matthews’s label, while Alabama Shakes, a multiracial band fronted by a black woman, Brittany Howard, has two gold albums ...
Eric Clapton to Headline Connecticut’s Greenwich Town Party
  –  December 20, 2017
Past lineups of the Greenwich Town Party have included Steely Dan, Alabama Shakes, Hall & Oates, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Santana, Earth Wind & Fire and more. Tickets for community members go on sale April 5. More information can be found at the event’s ...


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