This Day in 2011, Alabama Shakes Play 12 Songs at Pegasus Records

Blues rockers Alabama Shakes formed in 2009 and had been performing under the name The Shakes at dive bars and small clubs around the southeast before capturing the attention of record labels. With the suggestion of a record label, they changed their name to Alabama Shakes and the rest is music history.
Their sound influenced the likes of Drake, Childish Gambino and Beyoncé and in their relatively short time together as a band, they earned four GRAMMY Awards along the way. Fronted by lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes opened for Jack White and played major music festivals like Sasquatch and Lollapalooza from 2012 through 2014 which helped their rapid rise to fame.
According to our archives, the band's first recorded show under their new name happened on this day, July 28, in 2011, nearly a decade ago.
Alabama Shakes played at Pegasus Records (which like many record stores of the past, have shuttered their doors since) in Florence, Alabama where they performed a 12-song setlist. The setlist included 10 songs that would make the track listing for their highly appraised 2012 debut studio album, Boys & Girls. The other two songs that made the setlist called "Worryin' Blues" and "Hurricane Strut" would never receive an official release from the band.
Check out the setlist from their July 28, 2011 show at Pegasus Records and see live performance footage "Worryin' Blues" and "Hurricane Strut" below.
Alabama Shakes - Florence, Alabama - July 28, 2011 - setlist

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