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Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged is a four-piece outfit consisting of Larry Love (vocals), Aurora Dawn (vocals), Rock Freebase (guitar), and Harpo Strangelove (harmonica).
With this line up they bring a whole new dimension to the songs made famous by Alabama 3. This isn't acid house music, this is country/gospel/delta blues, but played with a rhythm you've still got to dance to.
With the addition of Aurora Dawn to the line up there's an added injection of soul - or, as it says on the cover of the band'slatest album 'Revolver Soul' this is 'soul music with a gun against your head'.
"The ghost of Mississippi Fred McDowell haunting the fingers of Rock Freebase on guitar, Larry Love's larynx
looser than Howlin' Wolf... and Harpo Strangelove's harmonica cooking up a Sonny Terry vibe - welcome to the Delta Blues alive and kicking in 2008"
By performing in this stripped down acoustic way the band's aim was to show the songs in a format reminiscent of the people that have been their inspiration, chiefly the old Delta Blues players like Fred MacDowell and Bukka White.
(Biography supplied by WOMAD New Zealand 2012)
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