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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Alabama Shakes: Hold On

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Just watch and listen to the lead singer, Brittany Howard -- that's all I'm gonna say.


6 comments:

VERB said...

Brittany Howard's voice is Janis Joplin-esque, but better IMO. I hope to see them live one day.Thanks for that!

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

VERB,

I just saw this band on Austin City Limits yesterday and was floored when Brittany Howard opened her mouth. I sure didn't expect that sound to come out. She's got such passion and a unique style. Yes, I can see how people would be reminded of Janis Joplin, but to me I see Etta James and more of the blues singers.

Like you, I REALLY want to see this band live and I can't say that about many bands these days. I've even searched their tour schedule to see if it's doable!

VERB said...

I hear you about Etta, but it was Etta that I heard in Joplin. I'm a HUGE music enthusiast and love classic rock -- big time Robert Plant fan here! And believe it or not, I don't care too much for blues itself but, interestingly enough, all the rock bands I love (Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Black Crows, etc) are heavily blues-influenced. Go figure!

Ya know, I've been hearing about AS for a little while now, but I didn't give them a second thought, solely because the sources were all commercial-based music outlets and me being the music snob that I am, I dismissed them. Shame on me!

I'm kinda salty I missed them on ACL, but now I'll be sure to look out for the reruns. And yes, I checked their touring schedule as well, but unfortunately Chicago isn't on the list. :-( I will be waiting patiently. Thanks again!

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

VERB,

You can catch the Alabama Shakes performance on Austin City Limits on the PBS website.

I also remember hearing about Alabama Shakes, but only saw a photo. I did think the combination of people was interesting but my curiosity didn't go beyond that. But after hearing them, well, I am a HUGE fan.

Yes, I hear you about the rock/blues thing. Brittany H. does seem to come from that line of blues-influence rockers. But I also hear she does justice to some R&B as well.

I'm surprised that Chicago isn't on their touring list! I may have to catch them in my home state of Delaware (on the list), or patiently wait for them to reach North Carolina.

Peace to you,
Alicia

Anonymous said...

Hold On ! Bad! Dad

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

"Bad" is the word! Of course in a GOOD way. She's somethin' else. I hear Nina, Etta, Billie, Janis, Koko, on and on. Gotta get this one.