10 Birmingham native musicians we love + where to watch them play

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Get ready to rock on with these Birmingham native musicians. (Carver Commodore / Facebook)

What better way to support your hometown than watching and listening to these Birmingham native musicians? Whether it’s in a car, on a walk or while doing work—you’ll want to add these artists to your playlist. Keep reading to find out your new favorite singer.

1. Carver Commodore

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You will be pressing replay on all of their songs. (Carver Commodore / Facebook)

Rock n’ roll with five guys who call themselves Carver Commodore. You’ll find yourself tapping your feet to the beats of their new EP “Too Much?”. My favorite from the EP is “Devil May Care”—the electric guitar and banjo mix is unique and catchy.

2. Zoo Culture

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You will want to stay up to date with their rebrand. (Zoo Culture)

Indie fans, you’ll love Zoo Culture. These Birmingham native musicians are currently working on rebranding the band, starting with the release of “Sundress (Beachcomber Version)”. Think of warm, happy and whispy vibes—it will be your next obsession.

  • Listen: Spotify | Apple Music
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Upcoming Shows: Follow their social media to stay up to date on when + where they are playing next.

3. Waxahatchee x Plains

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Katie + Jess is the perfect duo. (Waxahatchee / Facebook)

Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee, has just released a new album under the band name Plains. Her emotional lyrics are inspiring and her unique twangy voice makes you forget about whatever you are doing. I added “Lilicas” and “Hurricane” to my playlist!

4. Supper Club

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You have not one but TWO chances to see Supper club in Birmingham. (Supper Club / Instagram)

You know the music that makes you want to go outside and explore? That’s how I would describe Supper Club. Their newest drop, “The Trilogy”, is guaranteed to have your next favorite coffee shop song.

BONUS: They are a headliner for Kelleypalooza 2022!

5. Alvin Garrett

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Singer + motivational speaker Alvin Garrett. (Alvin Garrett / Facebook)

Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician Alvin Garrett will swoon you with his soul-filled R&B tunes. His lyrics are deep and meaningful, plus his most streamed song, “By Myself”, features another Birmingham native, Ruben Studdard.

6. Anna Grace Beatty

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She might’ve moved to Nashville, but Birmingham has her heart always. (Anna Grace Beatty / Facebook)

Anna Grace Beatty’s whimsical voice is perfect for your slow mornings. Her Alabama roots shine through her music, which I would describe as “country meets soft indie-pop”.

7. Love Moor

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Personal with her music + her fans. (EJ Glenn Photography)

R&B artist Love Moor is a proud Birmingham native. Moor pours her soul out into her music while expressing her Caribbean roots. Looking for a good dancing song? Check out her new single “Gentle”.

  • Listen: Spotify | Apple Music
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Upcoming Shows: Follow their social media to stay up to date on when + where they are playing next.

8. Walker Burroughs

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You’ll want to know the next time Walker is in town. (Eric McCandless / ABC)

Walker Burrough wowed the judges of American Idol so much that he made it to the Elite Eight in Season 17. Although he now lives in Nashville, he is a Birmingham native who makes trips to back to the Magic City often—most recently playing for The World Games 2022.

9. Early James

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Country/folk lovers, we didn’t forget about you! (Early James / Facebook)

Inspired by Hank Williams, Early James gives us an old country feeling with a touch of rock n’ roll. His album, “Strange Time To Be Alive”, came out in August and is a must-listen for all folk fans.

10. Joell Regal

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Last but certainly not least, Joell Regal in all her beauty. (Mike Wilson)

Joell is regal—not only because it’s her last name, but also because it is the perfect way to describe her voice. Her music is a mix of soul and hip hop with a sprinkle of folk. Although she hasn’t released new music in awhile, she still performs in the Magic City often.

BONUS: She also launched her own tea brand, Royaltea, which you can find in Birmingham!

Listen: Spotify | Apple Music
Social Media: Instagram | Facebook
Upcoming Shows: Follow their social media to stay up to date on when + where they are playing next.

Want to see more Birmingham artists we love? Check out this article + find out which artists have filmed their music videos in the Magic City.

Did we miss YOUR favorite Bham artist? Let us know on Instagram + Facebook.

Emma Johnston
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