Muscle Shoals Music

Norbert Putnam and Counts Brothers Music – Handy Master Class

July 27, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS – There’s always great music at the W.C. Handy Music Festival. But for many, the presentations given from music greats is a big draw. Wednesday, Counts Brothers Music held a Master Class with music producer and bass player, Norbert Putnam. Putnam also owned (with David Briggs) the world famous Quadraphonic Studios Nashville on […]

Full circle… Iconic 3614 Jackson Highway Recording Studio holds Ribbon Cutting – PHOTOS – JOHNSON/HOOD VIDEO INTERVIEW

July 22, 2017

SHEFFIELD – The arc of this story is broad. Quite frankly, for the last 20 year or so most people who were associated with Muscle Shoals Sound Studio’s original home across from Oakwood Cemetery never thought this day would ever come. But the day came. The official Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony at […]

Alabama’s NUMBER ONE tourism attraction – Iconic 3614 Jackson Highway opens Monday

January 9, 2017

SHEFFIELD – So everybody, it seems, thinks that Muscle Shoals City is where all the music happened… But that’s not the entire story. Taking nothing from empresario and Grammy winning, Rick Hall and his legendary FAME Studio, there was another legendary iconic recording venue. It was called Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. and it was located […]

Gary Nicholson visits Champy’s with Friends and brings some great music – PHOTOS

November 3, 2016

MUSCLE SHOALS – Gary Nicholson is a prolific songwriter and musician. Originally from Texas, he’s been a resident of Nashville since about 1980 and has written some of the best music on the planet. And everybody’s cut his songs. Here are a few names: Garth Brooks; Lonestar; Dierks Bentley; Alabama; Toby Keith; Patty Loveless; Delbert […]

Holden gets his Star – EVENT PHOTOS

August 15, 2016

TUSCUMBIA – It was Shoals Music Legend Edsel Holden’s turn to be honored at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Sunday afternoon Holden was presented with a Bronze Star of the Walk of Fame. On hand were many members of his family and a couple of hundred well-wishers and fans. Speakers at the event were: […]

Handy Fest Saturday Tour – PHOTOS

July 24, 2016

FLORENCE – Well, the WC Handy Music Festival, 2016 Edition, is in full swing. Hot temps and hot tunes! The Quad-Cities Daily was out and about sampling the events and taking some photos. We plan to be all over The Shoals this next week, so be on the lookout for our cameras. We started the tour at […]

Mark Narmore – Release Party @ AMHOF – EVENT PHOTOS

June 30, 2016

MUSCLE SHOALS – Let’s think about our small geographic footprint on Earth. It’s not big… But when we consider our musical impact onto the psyche of our time… The songs generated by our neighbors and friends… Arthur Alexander and Percy… The Swampers… Norbert Putnam… Donnie Fritz… Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn… Gary Baker… Soule’… Buckins… Well, the […]

Wammack gets his new guitar – AMHOF is the presentation venue

June 18, 2016

TUSCUMBIA – Probably the most celebrated guitar virtuoso living here in Muscle Shoals, Travis Wammack already has quite a collection of guitars. His career, spanning the 1960’s through today, is recognized around the world. And yesterday, he was presented with a beautiful custom-designed axe like nothing else in his treasury of world class instruments. The guitar […]

Wammack and Sun Records recording artist appear in Russellville – EVENT PHOTOS

April 8, 2016

RUSSELLVILLE – Suppose you’re sitting in your rumpus room somewhere in… Boise. Or Pocatello. Maybe Sebring. Your chances of getting out of the house to go and get a catfish dinner while listening to some of the most righteous rock ‘n roll players in the known universe at quite slim. Thank goodness it’s not that way […]

Gamble & Hart Grammy Party at champy’s – EVENT PHOTOS

March 10, 2016

MUSCLE SHOALS – Chad Gamble and Jimbo Hart, Jason Isbell’s Grammy-winning band members were thrown a really cool celebration party Wednesday night at Champy’s. The event was organized by everybody’s friend, Johnny Belew… And pretty much everybody was there. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand for a short while to shoot some EVENT PHOTOS, and we managed […]

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