Alabama 3 'Acoustic and Unplugged'

In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

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Last Show: Thursday 9 th June 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Best known for writing the critically acclaimed theme tune 'Woke Up This Morning'  for HBO's The Sopranos, Alabama 3 have been playing to sold-out audiences for over 2 decades. Playing a stripped back acoustic set tonight full of well-known classics, their unplugged shows have gained as much notoriety over the years as their full band ones. Armed with Rock Freebase on guitar, Nick Reynolds on harmonica and the soulful vocals of Larry Love, Sister Sheena and Sister Ese, the holy rollin' train of Alabama 3 is bound for Mashville!

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"The best live band in the country"

The Guardian

Heeding Woodie Guthrie's maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie's word that 'this machine kills fascists.' 

In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Base, they present their narco-acoustic slant on Alabama 3 and the music that has inspired them along the way.

Rock Freebase:
“I've developed a style of guitar, that combines elements of both MacDowell and White, with a hint of banjo picking, and tried to give it a more modern, urban twist.”

Complete with Larry Love's whiskey-soaked vocals, Sister Ese and Sister Sheena’s soulful chorus and Nick Reynolds bad-ass blues on harmonica, they provide a raucous show, which is in no way constrained by the boring maxim that often goes with acoustic gigs! 

February 2011 saw the release of the acoustic album 'There will be peace in the valley...when we get the keys to the mansion on the hill'.  A new departure for Alabama 3, this marked the 'Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged' outfit, making their first foray into the recording studio, with new and original material.

Alabama 3 Acoustic have played all around the world in festivals, theatre’s, concert halls and prisons.

An unrivaled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission to get you mashed.

Don’t miss them tonight at PizzaExpress Live. 

Band Lineup

Larry Love

Nick Reynolds

Rock Freebase

Sister Ese and Sister Sheena