Franklin Tennessee

Arts & Life
11:44 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Muscle Shoals Musicians Take Signature Sound to Franklin, TN

Percy Sledge headlined the sold-out Muscle Shoals tribute show in Franklin, TN.
Maggie Martin/APR News

It's the Saturday afternoon of the show and several Muscle Shoals musicians are warming up for a sound check. The big drawing card is rhythm and blues legend Percy Sledge, whose signature song, “When A Man Loves A Woman,” was recorded in the Shoals area. It’s a tune bassist David Hood knows well.

Hood has worked with Percy Sledge for 45 years. His job tonight is to get the band tuned up and ready for Sledge’s arrival just before show time. He says almost five decades of doing that has taught him a few things.

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