From Muscle Shoals to Canada! The Muscle Shoals All Stars will play the headlining show at the Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 13th. Before leaving for Canada, the band will premier the show on Tuesday, July 9th at the Marriott Conference Center in Florence.
The Muscle Shoals Allstars includes Musician Hall of Famer David Hood of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (aka the Swampers), Clayton Ivey of the Fame Gang, Will McFarlane, Harvey Thompson Jr., The Shoals Sisters, a four piece horn section as well as featured guest vocalists Carla Russell (Kozmic Mama), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck), Billy Swan (“I Can Help”), Buzz Cason (“Everlasting Love”) and Tommy Talton (Cowboy, Gregg Allman) with arrangements by Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns.
Since the early 1960s, Muscle Shoals has been one of the major recording capitals of the world. Artists like Percy Sledge, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, the Staple Singers, the Rolling Stones, and many others recorded some of their most memorable songs at studios like FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound, Wishbone and the NuttHouse. The Muscle Shoals sound is still alive and well today as witnessed on current recordings by Jason Isbell, Alabama Shakes, Civil Wars, Drive-By Truckers, Secret Sisters and St. Paul & The Broken Bones.
Tickets available at Mefford Jewelers in Florence and online at Eventbrite.com