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The Legendary Muscle Shoals Revue, Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

The Legendary Muscle Shoals Revue

Muscle Shoals, AL has long been known for producing some of the finest R&B, soul, and southern rock music that has ever been put on tape. Great names such as Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding have all recorded some of their biggest hits at FAME or Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, and the area continues to deliver top-notch talent today like Jason Isbell, The Drive-By Truckers, and the Alabama Shakes, all who have members that either are natives or current residents of the Shoals.

In the spirit of our esteemed history, we have assembled one of the finest musical ensembles in the land to represent our area and perform a dazzling array of chart-topping singles that were recorded in Muscle Shoals, all of which are very recognizable. This 15 piece band includes several members of the original ‘Swampers’ rhythm section (pictured: Spooner Oldham, Jimmy Johnson, Clayton Ivey, and Will McFarlane) as well as backup vocals by the ‘Shoals Sisters’, Marie Lewey and Cindy Walker, and also a wonderful four piece horn section headed up by Charles Rose & Harvey Thompson (Lyle Lovett’s Large Band). The group is rounded out by guitarist…

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