While the world waits patiently for The Alabama Shakes’ sophomore effort, the members of the group have kept themselves busy, especially keyboardist Ben Tanner. He has spent quite a bit of time in the Muscle Shoals area working the boards at The Nutt House.

Tanner lent his talented hands to Belle Adair for the creation of their debut album. Since the release of “The Brave and the Blue,” this Muscle Shoals-based band has quickly earned the respect of both the public and the critics.

With an overload of ethereal noise, the opening track “Be Brave” gently pulls the listener into the aural dream world that this band has created. This vibe resonates throughout the entire album. Low, placid vocals act as a tour guide, as the listener glides on a bed of flawless beats and guitars.

Considering the attention Belle Adair has been getting, this might be one of the few chances to experience them in an intimate environment.


Belle Adair
Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $8 at the door