The Alabama Lovesnakes was formed in 2006 in Karlstad, Sweden, during the recording of Claes Nilsson’s country project ”The Wheels”. Late nights in the studio aroused an irresistible feeling in the band that just had to break loose – with the blues. Ten years down the road, the band is still made up of the same members, and has logged countless miles and gigs all over Sweden, Norway and Estonia. The band has been a regular headliner at Sweden’s largest blues festival, Åmåls Bluesfest, for ten years in a row and they attract great attention wherever they play. Collaborations have been made with lots of great artists such as: Swedish blues mogul Claes Yngström, Mats Ronander, and Hammond virtuoso Pierre Swärd, among others.
The members of the band are: vocalist and guitarist Claes ”Crocodile” Nilsson, bassist Fredrik Nilsson, and drummer Henrik Gillgren. The repertoire consists mainly of trio-based music and the band’s sound mixes elements of blues from both Chicago and Texas, combined with a Nordic roughness, which adds a special touch to the band’s attitude and groove.
Their new album ”Everybody’s Gotta Go” (On the Hill Recordings) was released in the early spring of 2016. The band met in the studio for 12 hours and made live recordings of the 13 songs on the album. Although the finished album has some overdubs, like horns, vocals and guitar, you can definitely hear the raw live performance from the first studio session. ”Everybody’s Gotta Go” is distributed by Border Music and available worldwide through www.bengans.se.