Roo AOTD #103 Brittany Howard

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 20 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Brittany Howard. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Brittany Howard is an indie artist who was the frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes. She is a daughter of a black father and white mother who was raised in Athens, Alabama. Brittany’s older sister died in her early teens, marking her childhood with a traumatic experience she still lives with today. She found peace in poetry and playing guitar. Brittany formed the band the Shakes while in high school which morphed into the Alabama Shakes when the band flushed out their full lineup. In 2012, the band released their debut album Boys & Girls via ATO Records which received positive reviews and Grammy nominations. Three years later the band released the album Sound & Color which received Grammy Awards. Brittany’s profile as a budding music celebrity rose with the popularity of her band. She was a guest for Paul McCartney’s heading spot at 2015’s Lollapalooza. She also played in a few side projects including Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle. In 2019, Brittany released her debut solo album Jaime which was created from autobiographical material from a memoir she started writing. Her most recent album is 2024’s What Now.


Psychedelic Soul, Indie Pop

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)