For those of you that don’t know, Alabama Shakes is a band formed in, you guessed it, Athens, Alabama in 2009. Their throwback sound reminds me of a more modern Motown, and singer Brittany Howard could not fit anymore soul within her exquisite vocal melodies. Whether it be a slow waltz, or a southern rock jam session that strangely works within their instrumentation, Howard’s’ blues wails take center stage.
If you’re looking for energetic, classic southern blues with a rock tinge and a Motown vibe, look no further than Alabama Shakes.
Check out my personal pick, I Found You.