Brittany Howard is an American musician best known as lead vocalist and guitarist of American rock bands Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch.
Recent episodes featuring Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard - Stay High
Brittany Howard is the guitarist and lead singer of the four-time Grammy-winning band Alabama Shakes. This month, she’s releasing her first solo album, called Jaime. In this episode, Brittany breaks down the song “Stay High,” which was the album’s first single. She started working on it while staying at a house in Topanga Canyon, near LA.
Brittany Howard, of Alabama Shakes, Talks with David Remnick
Alabama Shakes started out playing covers at local gigs but quickly found a unique personal voice rooted in rock and soul. The band came to national attention, found a wide and devoted public, and soon earned four Grammys, for the album “Sound and Color.” But after that record, their second, Brittany Howard—who sings, plays guitar, and writes songs for the group—announced that she was putting Alabama Shakes on hiatus, to work on a solo album. “We sat and we talked about it for several hours; we sat in a circle,” she recalls. “At the end of the conversation, everybody was, like, ‘O.K., we understand. We get it.’ They gave me their blessing to go on and find what I needed to find or create what I needed to create.” Howard gathered a different group of musicians, including the keyboard superstar Robert Glasper, to back her up on a solo album, called “Jamie.” It’s named after Howard’s late sister, but it’s very much about the singer herself—her passions, her concerns, and her upbringing, in Athens, Alabama. Is this, David Remnick asks, the end of Alabama Shakes? “I don’t know,” Howard says, after a pause. “Wherever creativity leads my ship, I can’t force it. That’s the thing. Once I start forcing it, it’s not going to be no good, anyway.” 
Brittany Howard
This week, Ted Kessler is joined by Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard. She talks about her new solo venture, race, first kisses, the French and much, much more!
Brittany Howard and Fatboy Slim
On the podcast, Brittany Howard chats about her new single, 'History Repeats' and forthcoming album, 'Jamie'. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim drops by to talk about his new project, 'Ibiza: The Silent Movie'. Elsewhere, Professor Sophie Scott brings you The Maths of Life, Rhianna Dhillion has This Week's Watchlist and there’s more House Music – everyday objects playing pop hits.
A Conversation with Brittany Howard Teaser
A brief look into our interview with Brittany Howard of Sasquatch headliner, Alabama Shakes. Brittany shares her views on why she will play North Carolina despite the state's recent LGBT discrimination laws. Music credit: Alabama Shakes
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Oct 2nd, 1988
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2 hours, 18 minutes