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Undercover Presents: Music of Muscle Shoals

  • SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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Over four nights, UnderCover Presents pays tribute to two legendary artists, one landmark album, and a seminal studio band. Each unique night showcases four different Bay Area ensembles as they present bold reinterpretations of this iconic music.

In 1969, four studio musicians known affectionately as “The Swampers” opened their own studio in an old coffin factory building in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The group, formally called the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, developed their own definitive sound as a studio band for the likes of Aretha Franklin, the Staples Singers, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Pulling from the massive songbook of recordings made at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, UnderCover Presents pays tribute to the band behind the hits. The performance features a whole roster of talented Bay Area musicians, including multi-talented vocalist and beat-boxer Kid BeyondKendra McKinley, The Stone Foxes and Mino Yanci feat. Vadia Rhodes.

"UnderCover Presents are secret agents in the war to keep local music empowered" — SF Weekly

Earlier Event: August 19
VidyA: South Indian Classical Meets Jazz
Later Event: August 19
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