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Saturday, May 11, 2013

New efforts to promote music tourism in the news

In today's Tennessean there's an interesting article on a new effort to bolster tourism across the four states that contain the "Americana Music Triangle," which includes Nashville, Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans and the Delta. It's also nice to see that they highlighted some sites in eastern Mississippi, focussing on the legacies of Elvis (Tupelo), Jimmie Rodgers (Meridian), and Howlin' Wolf (West Point).

Over in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, whose world famous studios are celebrated in a new documentary, a non-profit group has purchased the building at 3614 Jackson Highway that housed the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. The studio was founded in 1969 by "the Swampers," a group of session musicians who has worked at the nearby Fame Studio -- Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins and the late Barry Beckett.

A month ago there was another story in Florence, Alabama's Times Daily about the potential for music tourism in the Muscle Shoals area. Interestingly, it pointed to the transformations that have taken place in Clarksdale as an example of what could develop.

Here's the trailer from the new documentary "Muscle Shoals."

1 comment:

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