The Alabama Lovesnakes (Sweden)

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Nasty Weather (2013)

"The Alabama Lovesnakes gives you genuine bluesrocking & beer-drinkin' music that'll rock you like a wagon wheel!"
So say 'Crocodile' Claes Nilsson vocals and guitar, Fredrik Nilsson bass and Henrik Gillgren on drums, a trio out of Karlstad in Sweden. We don't dispute that for a second!!

ARTIST BIO from Reverb Nation:
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 of the band that just had to break loose - with the blues. Six years down the road, the band is still made up of the same members, and has logged countless miles and gigs all over Sweden. The band has been a regular headliner at the largest blues festival Åmåls Bluesfest and they attract great attention wherever they play.

Crocodile Claes & The Alabama Lovesnakes is your guarantee for a heavy blues rock with roots in southern Värmland’s genuine blues swamp. (Tony Berg, PD)
The Alabama Love Snakes have several large festivals booked for 2013, like Mönsterås Blues & Roots, Dusty Roads in Tidaholm, Karlskoga Bluesfestival, and Kristinehamns Blues Festival. The band is feverishly working during the spring on their material for two CD releases on their own label, LOVEBITE.

A group with an irresistible name: Crocodile Claes and the Alabama Lovesnakes. They performed covers, as well as an original called "Nasty Weather," with flair. (New York Times reporting from Åmåls Bluesfest 2012)
The members of the band are vocalist and guitarist Claes "Crocodile" Nilsson (b. 1977), bassist Fredrik Nilsson (b. 1974) and drummer Henry Gillgren (b. 1977). The songs are written by Claes and the whole band picks covers they want to do as the rest of their material. The repertoire consists mainly of trio-based music and the band’s sound mixes elements of both Chicago and Texas, combined with a Nordic roughness, which puts a special touch on the band's attitude and groove. Over the years the band has repeatedly appeared at major blues festivals in Sweden and has also played live on national radio several times.

In the Fall of 2012 the band opened for Johnny Winter in their hometown of Karlstad and Johnny Winter's drummer declared "Man, you're gonna hit the really big stages ...." after they came off the stage. In 2012 they also started a collaboration with Swedish blues singer and harmonica player Mats Ronander, and several gigs are booked in 2013 with the band backing Ronander. In 2012 they also toured the province of Dalarna with Mats and the legendary Hammond B3 player. Pierre Swärd, and that collaboration continues.

The band's music is available through major digital distributors like iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and to listen to on Spotify. The Alabama Lovesnakes are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ReverbNation.
Keep up with Alabama Lovesnakes’ gigs and news for their upcoming releases in 2013!