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Alabama Shakes singer tries to remain grounded despite band’s rapid ascent

Published 08/04/2012, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)/ MCT

When tickets for Alabama Shakes’ Twin Cities debut next Thursday went on sale in April, they were gone within 24 hours — and that should come as no surprise. Everything has happened at a breakneck pace for the young Southern rock band, one that was playing barroom Zeppelin covers in its hometown of Athens, Ala., just two years ago.

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