Alabama Shakes

Submitted by on Sep 28, 2015

Alabama Shakes

Music in American

‘Alabama Shakes’ – the popular American blues rock band formed in 2009 in Athens, Alabama (Athens, Alabama) and released the popular album ‘Boys & Girls’, which, according to many critics, breathed life blues-rock, for decades has been in decline.

Author: Eugene Tantsurina

With the rise of Western culture few people can say what American music is different from the music of America (United States). Indeed, the language is capable of expressing the difference, but the Americans themselves huge difference: if the first term describes only belong to the country, the second is much deeper and more important, because it describes the music that became the foundation of the culture absorbed elements of various cultures and with generations of Americans proudly carried the flag on their shoulders. Some might argue, however, that this story was very ambiguous, that it was subject to political changes and social movements, but it is this – the diversity and dynamics – formalized it and created.

Creativity ‘Alabama Shakes’ – it is retrospective, an attempt to revive a bygone era. And their sound is diverse, combining the best elements of the carved, but made him even more attractive. Someone finds it blues guitar and blues atmosphere of the era, while others – a bit nervous manner of singing, something reminiscent of Janis Joplin (Janis Joplin). In a word, ‘Alabama Shakes’ represents the experiment, which could start as early as in 2009 and much earlier – in fact, any time the history of America.

The group ‘Alabama Shakes’ was founded in 2009 in Athens, Alabama, Brittany Howard (Brittany Howard) and Zac Cockrell (Zac Cockrell), who studied at the School of East Limestone High School. At first they just found similar musical tastes, but then the passion for music grew into a major – in the attempt to write their own songs. By experimenting with styles, they soon settled on the blues-rock and classic rock. To create a group, they invited Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson), seller of the local music store, where Brittany and Zach spent most of their free time. As a trio, they started to rehearse with

bstvennye songs recorded in the studio soon ‘Clearwave Recording Studio’.

In 2011, the year they released their first mini-album ‘Alabama Shakes’, which gained popularity and positive feedback from music experts. So, some of the songs included in the rotation of radio stations and musicians have been invited to several music festivals. Next their work – the album ‘Boys & Girls’ – beat the record, finishing 3rd place in the UK charts and 6th place in America. Critics also praised the band’s debut album: the publication ‘Paste Magazine’ put him 8.6 points out of a possible 10, and ‘Pitchfork Media’ – 7.8 on the same scale. Sales of the album in the United States exceeded 500,000 copies.

After the success of the album ‘Alabama Shakes’ often appeared on television programs in the framework where the air gave a mini-concert. The group also toured extensively, performing as solo concerts and at festivals and with other musicians.

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