As anybody familiar with Alabama Shakes can attest, frontwoman Brittany Howard is a wiz on guitar, a young rock prodigy whose ability to shred has drawn comparisons to Prince. Howard herself previously acknowledged the Purple One’s influence during a gig on SNL earlier this year, as she donned Prince earrings.
Looks like word got back to Prince, who invited the Shakes to perform at his Paisley Park studio on Monday night. As this is Prince, nothing in the way of photos of videos have made their way online. However, according to reports, the big highlight came when Prince joined the band on-stage and turned “Gimme All Your Love” into a 15-minute jam session.