The Athens, Alabama based group Alabama Shakes was formed around singer/guitarist Brittany Howard along with Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson, and Heath Fogg. Brittany reminds me of a young Janis Joplin. She's got an abundance of fiery soul in her voice and can really belt 'em out. The band combines a potent mix of electric blues and southern soul. Definitely one of the most refreshing groups I've heard in a while. The group has an EP out and released their first full-length cd, Boys & Girls in 2012. They beg to be heard live!
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