Muscle Shoals Music

Swampette Tour 2016 Edition – PHOTOS

March 7, 2016

SHEFFIELD – Swampette Judy Hood (What? You don’t know what “Swampette” means? Probably are a Millennial…) conducted the first tour of  the year of the epic Muscle Shoals studios this past weekend. And this year is “The Year” to tour these historic venues of Rock, Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues… Some lucky folks on Saturday’s […]


Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s 2016 Induction Banquet – EVENT PHOTOS – Part I

February 27, 2016

FLORENCE – One of the best music concerts in recent memory was the setting for the 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. And the most enjoyable parts of the gala were the thrilling performances given by many of the inductees. This year’s class is comprised of the Southern rock band from Mobile, Wet Willie; […]


Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s 2016 Induction Banquet – EVENT PHOTOS – Part II

February 27, 2016

FLORENCE – One of the best music concerts in recent memory was the setting for the 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. And the most enjoyable parts of the gala were the thrilling performances given by many of the inductees. This year’s class is comprised of the Southern rock band from Mobile, Wet Willie; […]


Grammy Winner Gary Nichols honored with studio head Jimmy Nutt – PHOTOS

February 18, 2016

SHEFFIELD – It was one heck of a party Wednesday night at Ichiban. The Japanese restaurant is a favorite of Muscle Shoals musicians. So when it came time to throw a party for SteelDrivers lead singer and guitarist, Gary Nichols who was back in town after winning the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy, everybody showed up […]


Ichiban & Johnny Rotten Cash – Fun combo!

February 9, 2016

SHEFFIELD – The Quad-Cities Daily welcomes Ichiban Japanese Restaurant on South Jackson Highway to our growing family of advertisers.  Monday night the place was filled to capacity to hear Johnny Rotten Cash. It’s a cool band… Ichiban features music on a regular basis. Johnny Rotten Cash has performed there several times before, and the band always […]


Florence/Lauderdale Tourism features Muscle Shoals studio engineers – EVENT PHOTOS

September 19, 2015

FLORENCE – They filled up the room at Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, these fans of Muscle Shoals music. The crowd came to hear a panel discussion from some of the guys who turned the knobs and hit the RECORD buttons on the Ampex 2″ reel-to-reel tape machines. These were some of the famous studio engineers who labored […]


Easy Riders at Ami’s… It’s about time for some fresh covers – EVENT PHOTOS

September 19, 2015

SHEFFIELD – There’s a new band in town… (Well, the guys aren’t new.) Easy Riders Band is comprised of some seriously badass musicians. And they performed Friday night at Ami’s in Downtown Sheffield. Easy Riders Band is comprised of Wayne Counts, guitar; Jeff Quillen, guitar; Chad Gamble, drums; and Jat Johnson, bass. These guys rock the house […]


Boyer, Talton and Thurman rock the Nutt House – EVENT PHOTOS

September 16, 2015

SHEFFIELD – One of the niftiest things about living in the Muscle Shoals area is the opportunity to hear some truly wonderful pickers and singers. Tuesday night wa no exception! From the website, “Swampland“, you can find out some information… although the tip of the iceberg… about Shoals music legend, Scott Boyer. Boyer stands out in a […]


Percy Sledge passes… His undisputed light on history will continue to shine

April 14, 2015

BATON ROUGE –  Percy Sledge died this morning at about one o’clock. He was surrounded by family. A native of Leighton, Sledge in 1966 recorded the seminal love song of a generation, “When A Man Loves A Woman” in Sheffield in a little homemade recording studio on 2nd Street. He went on to record hit […]


It’s a long way from Chippewa Falls to Muscle Shoals… For one guitar picker, it took a journey of 40 years to get here

February 19, 2015

TUSCUMBIA – When he was a kid, Howard did most of the stuff that boys up in Wisconsin do. Go to school, work at little jobs… And try to figure out the best way to meet girls. He liked music, and so he figured that he would learn to play the little guitar his uncle […]


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