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Friday, January 25, 2013

Alabama Lovesnakes

The Alabama Lovesnakes gives you genuine bluesrocking & beer-drinkin´ music that´ll rock you like a wagon wheel! Claes Nilsson Fredrik Nilsson Henrik Gillgren The Alabama Lovesnakes was formed in 2006 in Karlstad, Sweden, during the recordings of Claes Nilsson's country project "The Wheels". Late nights in the studio provoked an irresistible feeling of the band that just had to come off - the blues. Six years later, the band still consists of the same members, and has logged countless gigs around the country and has been a regular feature of the largest blues festival Åmåls Bluesfest and get attention wherever they are. Crocodile Claes & The Alabama Love Snakes is the guarantor for a heavy rocking blues rock with roots in the southern Värmland real blues swamp. (Tony Berg, PD) The Alabama Lovesnakes have during 2013 several large Swedish festivals booked, eg Mönsterås Blues & Roots, Dusty Roads Tidaholm, Karlskoga Bluesfestival and Kristinehamns Blues Festival. The band is working feverishly during the spring of 2013 with 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 band members are vocalist and guitarist Claes "Crocodile" Nilsson (1977), bassist Fredrik Nilsson (1974) and drummer Henrik Gillgren (1977). The songs are written by Claes and the band collectively choose the few covers in their repertoire. The band's sound consists of elements from both Chicago and Texas, which together with a Nordic roughness puts a special touch to the band's attitude. Over the years the band has repeatedly appeared on a major blues festival in Sweden and has also played live on the radio several times. In autumn 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 Alabama Lovesnakes gig. In 2012, the band began a cooperation with the Swedish blues singer and harmonica player Mats Ronander, with several gigs and festivals booked in 2013 with him. In 2012 the band also toured in the Swedish region Dalarna with Mats and the Hammond B3 legend Pierre Swärd, a tour which resulted in further cooperation. The band's music is available to listen to through the major digital distributors iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and others and The Alabama Lovesnakes are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ReverbNation. Keep up with Alabama Lovesnakes on Facebook on gigs and news for the CD release in 2013! If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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