Brittany Howard on Collaboration, Gear, and Making Up Your Own Chord Shapes

Alabama Shakes (Brittany, Heath) Bonnaroo 2015

Alabama Shakes (Brittany, Heath) Bonnaroo 2015

Alabama Shakes (Brittany, Heath) Bonnaroo 2015

Brittany Howard on Collaboration, Gear, and Making Up Your Own Chord Shapes

She Shreds Magazine

 

While the strength and power that Howard delivers on stage is equally evident off stage, the light that surrounds her maintains calmness and presence—as if to remind us that she’s still the same old country girl who was listening to James Brown and Pink Floyd when growing up in the small town of Athens, Alabama.

Since signing to ATO Records in 2012, Alabama Shakes—comprised of Brittany Howard (guitarist, singer, songwriter), Heath Fogg (guitarist), Zac Cockrell (bassist), and Steve Johnson (drummer)—have received global praise for their 2015 sophomore release, Sound and Color. While some of Howard’s achievements include hitting number one on the Billboard 200 to winning three awards at the 2016 Grammy Awards, including Best Alternative Album, perhaps the most admirable is her dedication to where she comes from and staying true to who she is:

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