Muscle Shoals

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Andrew Campanelli and PJ Howard of the Revivalists

Photo by by Julia Remache Talking About Recording New Album at the Legendary FAME Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals Hello MD! They say that songs in Muscle Shoals rise up out of the river. They say you can actually hear…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2020

Drummer Blog: Drummer Reflections from Rick Hall of Muscle Shoals/Fame Studios

Jerry Carrigan was the first drummer I used as a studio musician when I produced my first hit record for Arthur Alexander. It was called “You Better Move On.” Jerry went on to play drums on my second hit, with…

Modern Drummer
Apr 20, 2015

Tom Roady: Down Home Percussionist

An interview with the late, great Nashville percussionist, which originally appeared in the May 1996 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Nineteen seventy-nine brought pressured days for Tom Roady, who was in the midst of a major life decision. After working…

Modern Drummer
Dec 8, 2011

Percussionist Tom Roady Passes

Dendy Jarret of Natal Drums has informed MD Online that veteran percussionist Tom Roady passed away early Monday morning. Roady, who was battling cancer, apparently died after suffering a heart attack in his sleep. Later that day, he was to…

Modern Drummer
Nov 28, 2011