Acclaimed five-time Grammy winner and former USPS employee Brittany Howard is bringing her magical and soul feeding music to the world famous Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 18. Howard, whose musical career took off with her previous band, the four-time Grammy winning Alabama Shakes, steps onto the stage with her recent solo venture and backing band for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance for her and fans alike. Performing last at the Hollywood Palladium in January, 2020, before the pandemic hit, this is the first live performance in front of an audience for Howard in L.A. in over a year, and the first time for her at the historic outdoor music venue. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. — R&B artists Jamila Woods and Georgia Anne Muldrow open up for Howard.
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“Since the first time I played at The Troubadour in 2012, I have always dreamed of one day playing the Hollywood Bowl,” writes Howard on her Instagram. “I remember listening in the van to a recording of when the Beatles played there on KCRW and how crazy the fans were going during the performance. It is finally happening on September 18 with my amazing band!”
Throughout the past year, Howard has revisited her debut solo album, Jamie, with help from collaborators such as Childish Gambino, Bon Iver, BadBadNotGood and Michael Kiwanuka, all of whom bring their own flair to the singles found on Jamie Reimagined. Featuring several versions of the same single, each song is thoroughly explored across multiple interpretations from equally talented musicians. The effects of which make the album a true delight to comb through and was a meaningful experience for all artists involved.
“We’ve been fans of Brittany Howard’s work from a distance for years but haven’t had the chance until now to connect,” notes BadBadNotGood. “She has an absolutely incredible voice and her songwriting style is really unique. The original of ‘Tomorrow’ had such a special, floating sound that it was difficult to find a direction to go in for the remix. We tried to give the amazing vocals a new context and build around that. We were honored to have the opportunity and hope everyone enjoys it!”
Jamie Reimagined is already out for digital listening and physical copies will be available Sept. 24. Along with her performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Brittany Howard is touring with My Morning Jacket and has appeared at multiple music festivals throughout the summer.
Words: Patti Sanchez