[photogallerylink id=119708 align=left]One of the biggest breakout acts of 2012, Alabama Shakes trace their origins to Athens, Alabama when frontwoman Brittany Howard and bassist Zac Cockrell began writing songs at their high school after school. After recording some of those songs in Decatur and releasing a 4-song EP in late 2011, the band garnered quite a bit of attention from the likes of NPR, the New York Times, and CMJ.
Since then, the band signed to ATO Records, struck a deal with Jack White to release a series of singles on his Third Man record label, and played well-received performances on Conan and Later…with Jools Holland. Now, the band is fresh off the release of its critically-acclaimed debut full-length, Boys & Girls. Few bands have experienced a meteoric rise like the Shakes, and these soulful roots-rockers look and sound like they’re here to stay. Don’t miss their 11:30 p.m. Bonnaroo set on the opening day of the festival.