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Muscle Shoals

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming poverty and personal tragedy, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the Muscle Shoals Sound and The Swampers. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential.

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

Producer: Stephen Badger, Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

Cinematographer: Anthony Arendt

Editor: Richard Lowe

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Raji Mandelkorn, Co-Producer: Matthew Davis Walker, Associate Producer: Linda Livingston

Principal Cast: Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys, Bono, John Paul White, Gregg Allman, Keith Richards, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Cliff, Rick Hall


Freddy Camalier makes his directorial debut with “Muscle Shoals”. On a road trip with his best friend through the south, the pair found themselves by the banks of the Tennessee River pondering the magical place, Muscle Shoals they’d encountered that day - the film was born out of that moment.

Public Film Contact
Stephen Badger
Ear Goggles Productions
(505) 908-6955