ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of HEATH GREEN & THE MAKESHIFTERS, a group of incredible deep-feel musicians hailing from Birmingham, Alabama.
The band is fronted by Heath Green, a singer who bears the Eddie Hinton mantle as much as anyone living does.
The Makeshifters heavy sound has been compared to Leon Russell and The Shelter People, Humble Pie, and Joe Cocker.
Heath Green and The Makeshifters self-titled debut album will be released early 2017 on Alive Naturalsound records.Check them out performing live in the studio for the Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions here.
Prepare to be blown away!
"You would think that with all of the attention being paid to the resurgence of Alabama soul music that someone like Heath Green would surely be on the radar of every A&R guy out of Nashville by now, yet for someone who has been quietly plying his trade for well over two decades, Mr. Green has somehow managed to avoid the spotlight due to a lifetime of patience, tough luck, and working man’s caution.
As a longtime fixture on the Birmingham music scene through groups like Mudpie and Fishergreen, Green has carved out a reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers around, combining gritty storytelling born out of the dirt and red clay of his home state with an electric delivery that’s on par with the best soul men of the modern era. And nowhere is that more clear than in this riveting performance of the unreleased song “Livin’ on the Good Side” with his new band The Makeshifters. Featuring the blistering fretwork of Jody Nelson from local indie rock savants Through the Sparks, along with longtime collaborators Jason Lucia and Keelan Parrish holding down the rhythm section, its wild mash-up of low slung blues/funk, Black Sabbath guitar licks, and scorched earth howls make for a stirring introduction to one of the best kept secrets on the Magic City music scene. Kind of like lightning in a bottle, but with more fire. Dig in and hold on tight, it’s about to get hot around here." LEE SHOOK