2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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The Nightowls

Friday, March 18
1:00AM - 1:50AM

Palm Door on Sabine
401 Sabine St


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FAME. The word means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But to the ten members of The Nightowls, it means only one thing: soul.

Located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, FAME Studios achieved an almost mythical status in the 60's and 70's as the host of unforgettable sessions by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Percy Sledge, Little Richard, The Allman Brothers, and countless others. It was the birthplace of the Muscle Shoals Sound and home to The Swampers, the unparalleled rhythm section that laid down the grooves for an incredible number of timeless classics and influenced a myriad more. For a southern soul band like The Nightowls, it was Mecca.

"Most of us grew up on our parent's record collections, listening to classic soul and Motown," says Ryan Harkrider, who founded The Nightowls in Austin, Texas. "The music that came out of FAME has always been familiar to us and ingrained in w...

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