TBJ’s Favorite Records of 2012: Alabama Shakes

The Athens, Alabama-based quartet, Alabama Shakes, began their music careers by playing shaggy Led Zeppelin covers around the dive bars of Limestone County in 2009. Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson and Heath Fogg came to prominence following a successful show at CMJ Festival in October 2011, after which Jon Pareles of The New York Times compared Howard’s singing […]