Historic Muscle Shoals Music (Swampette) tour Saturday


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I finally took the entire morning off Saturday and got on board Judy Hood's super cool Swampette Tour.  Let me say "I'm onboard!".  We met at the Marriott Lobby, and were whisked away on a really cute little wooden ;) tour bus. 

If you don't know, Judy has amazing insight into this subject.  Being Swamper David Hood's better half - she know's plenty.  Actually she know's more than she sharing.  And she's sharing a ton.

Our first stop was a Fame.  So cool that recording artists are still lining up to record here.  A group was recording while we were there.

Second stop, Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  This is the first time I've seen it since the remodel, and I'm impressed.  Really wonderful the our Governor and other's have invested in this amazing historic project.

Spooner Oldham @ Alabama Music Hall of Fame

The stars were aligned - just as we arrived local super start Spooner Oldham was honored with a bronze star in the Walk of Fame. 

Last stop was of 3614 Jackson Highway, Muscle Shoals Sound.  This is the one that the Beats Music guy is investing in the huge project of a historic remodel.  The aesthetics will be just as they were, the recording equipment will be state of the art. 

Tour leader and lead Swampette - Judy Hood in black, Georgia Carter proudly sporting her new Billy Reid "Mustache" blue T-shirt also on the front row of historic 3614 Jackson Highway - aka Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

Tour leader and lead Swampette - Judy Hood in black, Georgia Carter proudly sporting her new Billy Reid "Mustache" blue T-shirt also on the front row of historic 3614 Jackson Highway - aka Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

My review;  Each tourist (including me!) drank the wonderful, historic Muscle Shoals Music kool-aid that tourguide, Swampette Judy Hood shared, and we loved every moment of it.  Thank you Judy Hood!  So generous of you to share so much of the wonderful history of our area.  I'll be back for more!