Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls

"Rock 'n' roll abandon is flying high and fast through the fingertips of Alabama Shakes. The swagger is comprised of leading lady Brittany Howard (vocals, guitar), Zac Cockrell (bass), Steve Johnson (drums), and Heath Fogg (guitar), with Ben Tanner (keys) filling out the lineup on the road. The band made its first steps in 2009 in Athens, Alabama, as a trio, and soon after added Fogg. Moving between original and cover material, the pack issued their freshman EP in 2011 and set their orbit, inking deals both Stateside and across the pond. Highlights include late-night moonglows for David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jools Holland. Stage highlights include Jack White, Drive-By Truckers, Jonny 'Corndawg' Fritz, and Wild Cub. Start with 'On Your Way,' from Alabama Shakes' 2012 tenderfoot full-length Boys & Girls. Drop your coin on the full set, and let it thunder in your head" (Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin, "Dog Ears Music," Huffington Post, 9/14/12).

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