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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio celebrates 53 years with ‘Swampaversary’

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (TENNESSEE VALLEY LIVING) — Iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is celebrating 53 years in business with a big party known as “Swampaversary.”

The evening’s entertainment will have you moving and dancing with performances from studio co-founder and legendary bassist David Hood, and from Clayton Ivey, Jimmy Nutt, Cosmic Mama and more.

In 1969, David Hood, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Beckett opened the doors to the recording studio which would soon house more hits than they could ever imagine. Known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section or “The Swampers”, these Alabama boys have recorded everyone from the Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bob Segar, Cher and many more. ‘others.

Flash forward so far more current names such as Chris Stapleton, The Black Keys and Band of Horses have recorded in the same space.

On August 13, the hallowed grounds will close for a celebration of rhythm and blues! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m.! Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Swampaversary is a fundraiser and proceeds will go to the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation which owns and operates the iconic studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield.

Tickets are $35 and are available at

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