Alabama Shakes, 2011 New Band of the Year

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Alabama Shakes, 2011 New Band of the Year

This is what Nashville Scene is saying…Maybe you’ve seen one of the new Zales commercials. The ones that show middle-class heterosexual couples sharing warm moments in wintry weather over jewelry boxes, while the 6/8 soul ballad “You Ain’t Alone” — the real heat source — plays in the background. The song is by The Alabama Shakes, whose frontwoman, Brittany Howard, goes out on an emotional limb for everyone within hearing, soothing with feathery, scatting notes, gathering herself, then making her promises and pleas in volcanic bursts. This is a singer with the gift of drawing people out of their hardened shells…

Check out their website: AlabamaShakes.bandcamp.com

If you like Janis Joplin, you will love this group that hales from the Athens music scene, Alabama.

The Band’s manager is Kevin Morris or Red Light Management Corp. Way to go Kevin Morris!

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