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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Alabama Shakes: From High School Band To Grammy Nominee

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The members of the rock band Alabama Shakes first started playing together in high school.

Their music caught the ear of music blogger Justin Gage, and when he posted an MP3 of one of their songs, Alabama Shakes rocketed to national attention.

Now the band is up for two Grammys on Sunday: Best New Artist and Best Rock Performance,  for the song “Hold On.” (See video below)

We revisit our June 2012 conversation with Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard and drummer Steve Johnson.

Guests:

  • Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes lead singer.
  • Steve Johnson, Alabama Shakes drummer.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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