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Songwriting Women of the Shoals March 25

SONGWRITING WOMEN OF THE SHOALS
Q&A with Stephanie C. Brown, Angela Hacker & Rachel Wammack
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Florence Tourism Visitor Center, 200 Jim Spain Drive, Florence AL

Stephanie C. Brown‘s songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, Darryl & Don Ellis and Georgia Middleman. “Burning Bridges”, a song she co-wrote with Garth Brooks was on Brooks’ Ropin’ The Wind album that reached the #1 spot on both the pop and country charts.

Born into a musical family, Angela Hacker‘s songs have been recorded by Candi Staton, Jason Isbell, John Paul White and James LeBlanc. She was also the Season 5 winner of singing competition Nashville Star and has performed on the Grand Ole Opry.

Rachel Wammack majored in professional writing at UNA and has been writing and performing original songs for several years. She just signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville.

The panel is moderated by music producer and entrepreneur Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records.

The Decoys feat. The Muscle Shoals Horns & Donnie Fritts live show and recording at the NuttHouse on March 3rd

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The Decoys
feat. The Muscle Shoals Horns & Donnie Fritts

Live at the NuttHouse

Friday, March 3rd @ 7:30 PM
Doors 7:00 PM

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-decoys-feat-the-muscle-shoals-horns-donnie-fritts-tickets-32220161370

For many years, the Decoys have been playing a private Labor Day show near Destin FL featuring the Muscle Shoals Horns and their long time collaborator Donnie Fritts. They’ve never had a chance to present this special show to their local fans…until now. On March 3rd, the Decoys augmented by the Muscle Shoals Horns and special guest Donnie Fritts will play a rare local show at the NuttHouse Recording Studio in Sheffield. The show is produced by Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records and will be recorded for a potential live album and also filmed by Florence High School’s film class students. Hope to see y’all there!

Special thanks to the sponsors that make this show possible: Beverly Hardeman and Prime Properties Realty & Austion LLC, Florence AL and Ichiban Japanese Restaurant, Sheffield AL.

Thompson Family Tradition on February 18th

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Florence/Lauderdale Tourism celebrates Black History Month with a Q&A with saxophonist Harvey Thompson and keyboardist Harvey Thompson Jr. The father/son duo will hold an interview and share stories from their music experiences and family traditions.

Harvey Thompson Sr. received his formal education from Tennessee State University which led him to FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals. He joined Harrison Callaway and Ronnie Eades in the FAME Gang, and is a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Horns. Thompson has played with Elton John, B.B. King, Bob Seger, Little Richard, Lyle Lovett and many others. He is a 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee.

Harvey Thompson Jr. has performed or recorded with artists such as Percy Sledge and Denise LaSalle. He also teaches piano and performs with the Harvey Thompson Trio that also features Harvey Thompson Sr. on the saxophone.

The Q&A is moderated by record producer Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records.

For more information, please call Florence/Lauderdale Tourism at 265-740-4141.

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