Stan Getz Library presentsFilm Screening: Muscle Shoals
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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 called it, Muscle Shoals is home to 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 artists 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. This documentary features Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bearing witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery, and ongoing influence.
Join us for a screening of this Sundance Film Festival and SXSW favorite!
Watch a trailer for Muscle Shoals here: