Brittany Howard

FILE - In this June 12, 2015 file photo, Brittany Howard, lead singer of Alabama Shakes, performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Howard is nominated for several Grammy Awards including album of the year, best rock performance, best rock song and best alternative music album. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

I recently heard a song that blew my heart wide open: “Stay High” by Brittany Howard. And I’m pretty sure it’s not about getting blitzed on the ganja, man. But who knows, maybe it is. I’m going with a more joyful interpretation, as in finding the lightness in life. Howard is best known as the lead singer of the blues rock band Alabama Shakes, but she released her debut solo album, “Jaime,” in September. She’s touring in support of that new record and will perform Thursday at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. Tickets are $45; ogdentheatre.com.

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