I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard.
To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like.
And she can sang!
Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute.
And how ... More >>
Some of these ladies aren't still plus-sized -- and a bunch of them aren't even alive -- but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential ... More >>