Ever since Etta James died Blues fans have been looking for the next great Blues singer to come along. She has arrived, Brittany Howard, from the group Alabama Shake. They are called a rock group but a better description is probably a country/blues group. Whatever you want to call them Brittany Howard is the real deal.

The group come out of the local music scene in Athens, Ga. where they met at teenagers. When asked about the music that inspired them they named everyone from Missy Elliott to Led Zeppelin. Howard does not come to the Blues from the traditional juke joint tradition but she is going to rule the roost.

Here she sings their hit song, “Hold On” from there first CD in 2011. Their third CD, Sound of Color, was released in April of 2015.