Fairfield Theatre Company presents ‘Muscle Shoals’
With the continued success of its “Films that Rock Series,” the Fairfield Theatre Company presents its next musical film at StageOne, Muscle Shoals, on Monday, March 3, at 7:45 p.m.
Muscle Shoals is a documentary about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore, and populated some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, and soul legends of all time.
In Muscle Shoals, Ala., music runs through the hills, the river and the spirit of the people who saw it become the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music performers. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music created at Muscle Shoals has become some of the most influential and resonant of all time.
Muscle Shoals is a place where, even before the Civil Rights Movement really took shape, the color of one’s skin did not matter inside the studio. At its heart was Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. Hall was responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” along with The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound.
The film includes an inside look from various musicians, including Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards and Percy Sledge.
Tickets are $10 for general admission; call 203-259-1036 or visit fairfieldtheatre.org.