The Alabama Lovesnakes
The Alabama Lovesnakes
(Tony Berg, PD) The Alabama Love Snakes have several large festivals booked for 2013, like Mönsterås Blues & Roots, Dusty Roads in Tidaholm, Karlskoga Bluesfestival, and Kristinehamns Blues Festival. The band is feverishly working during the spring on their material for two CD releases on their own label, LOVEBITE. A group with an irresistible name: Crocodile Claes and the Alabama Lovesnakes. They performed covers, as well as an original called "Nasty Weather," with flair. (New York Times reporting from Åmåls Bluesfest 2012) The members of the band are vocalist and guitarist Claes "Crocodile" Nilsson (b.
1977), bassist Fredrik Nilsson (b. 1974) and drummer Henry Gillgren (b. 1977). The songs are written by Claes and the whole band picks covers they want to do as the rest of their material.
The repertoire consists mainly of trio-based music and the band’s sound mixes elements of both Chicago and Texas, combined with a Nordic roughness, which puts a special touch on the band's attitude and groove. Over the years the band has repeatedly appeared at major blues festivals in Sweden and has also played live on national radio several times. In the Fall of 2012 the band opened for Johnny Winter in their hometown of Karlstad and Johnny Winter's drummer declared "Man, you're gonna hit the really big stages ...." after they came off the stage. In 2012 they also started a collaboration with Swedish blues singer and harmonica player Mats Ronander, and several gigs are booked in 2013 with the band backing Ronander. In 2012 they also toured the province of Dalarna with Mats and the legendary Hammond B3 player.
Pierre Swärd, and that collaboration continues. The band's music is available through major digital distributors like iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and to listen to on Spotify. The Alabama Lovesnakes are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ReverbNation. Keep up with Alabama Lovesnakes’ gigs and news for their upcoming releases in 2013! The audience was caught up in the excitement for the very beginning, and were dancing like madmen in front of the stage! (Blue Society Ernst) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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