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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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  • Dmoneh

    One of my all time favourite bands.  If you ever get the chance to see them live, do so.  I’ve seen them three times in Boston, and everytime have left the show breathless.  A truly incredible (and young) band.

  • Sissykelly04

    Show them for the first time on SNL last night; literally blew me away.

  • Sissykelly04

    Meant ‘saw’ them for the first time last night.  Again, just blew me out of the seat.  Had never heard of them, I dare say we’ll hear a lot more of and from them.

  • Anita

    Love “always alright” thank you

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