Birth Place: Athens, Alabama
Years Active: –present
Genres: Southern Rock, Soul, Americana, Blues-rock, Garage Rock
Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band was originally formed when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard approached bassist Zac Cockrell during a high school psychology class and began meeting after school to write songs. Howard and Cockrell experimented with many different styles of music including roots rock, progressive rock, soul music, country music and classic rock. The pair later approached drummer Steve Johnson, who was working at a local music store, to join the band and the trio soon went to a studio in Decatur, Alabama and recorded some of the songs they were writing. Guitarist Heath Fogg joined the band after asking the group to open fo...
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