Muscle Shoals

  • Gunnison Arts Center 102 S. Main Street Gunnison, CO 81230

Head down to the Bayou to learn about this magical music town and the sound that emanated from there, featuring Bono, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River," as Native Americans call it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals Sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today. Directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier from Boulder, CO.

Doors: 6:30 PM

Tickets: $10

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