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Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”

From wherever you are reading this post right now, get ready to be transplanted to the South. Even if you have never stepped foot on Confederate soil, The Alabama Shakes will make you feel like you know the Mississippi Delta like the back of your hand.

With a heavy dose of soul-revival, some incredibly explosive pipes, and a few no nonsense blues riffs, this band is taking it back to the basics. Led by singer and songwriter Brittany Howard, the Alabama Shakes formed in Athens, Alabama. After wrapping up a tour with Drive-By Truckers, the band breathed new life into the CMJ lineup last month, creating some heavy industry buzz after a performance at the Bowery Ballroom. This band will only continue to grow and attract national attention, so take a listen to the first track off their EP now…the biscuits and gravy are optional.

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