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LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: Alabama Shakes

Airs Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Alabama Shakes featuring Ben Tanner, Brittany Howard, Steve Johnson, Zac Cock...

Credit: Courtesy of Jon-Paul Bruno

Above: Alabama Shakes featuring Ben Tanner, Brittany Howard, Steve Johnson, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg and Paul Horton.

The innovative concert series LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN returns for its ninth season, featuring Billboard-topping, Grammy-winning artists performing in intimate venues ranging from the former home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament outside of New York City to a 4,800-square-foot barn in Nashville. Season nine features the Zac Brown Band delivering their mix of country, bluegrass, reggae, Southern rock, and jam music; Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes playing their blend of fiery blues-rock and Southern soul; and alternative rockers Cage the Elephant ("Ain't No Rest for the Wicked") giving one of their signature energetic live performances.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jon-Paul Bruno

Brittany Howard

Alabama Shakes delivered a crushingly electric set at the Loveless Barn, located directly behind Nashville’s famous Loveless Cafe. The crowd of 500 cheered each song as the band delivered a thrillingly uninhibited show. The band dashed through blistering rockabilly boogies, eruptive country-soul ballads, and more from their 2012 debut album, "Boys & Girls," and the collection of new material earmarked for a much-anticipated follow-up.

Frontwoman Brittany Howard testified to the deeply felt truths of the songs with ferocity, and her bandmates were with her all the way—gutsy, dynamic, and altogether riveting.

Visit the Alabama Shakes website to explore their music and get tour information. Alabama Shakes is on Facebook, Instagram, iTunes, and you can follow @Alabama_Shakes on Twitter. LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @TheArtistsDen on Twitter.

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