Muscle Shoals: Cross This off Your Bucket List

Muscle Shoals: places to see (and hear) in your own state By Jim Hannaford “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.” ― Russell Conwell Sometimes we overlook the importance of things when they are close by, and Muscle Shoals is a shining example. This is a place that’s … Continue reading Muscle Shoals: Cross This off Your Bucket List

Dreams So Real: A Rock Band Story

The Underhills prove that it’s never too late to rock By Jim Fahy | Photos by Brit Huckabay I’m in an undisclosed location (Sorry: No narcs) listening to six dudes who aren’t supposed to be in a rock band being the best rock band in the world—well, at least in a 30-mile radius—at 5 pm on a dreary football Sunday in January. And, right now, in the middle of … Continue reading Dreams So Real: A Rock Band Story

A Mountain Brook Musician’s Debut in an Aching World

By Helen CampPhotos by Brit Huckabay and Courtesy Denson Camp An artist’s first album is arguably the most significant in many ways; it introduces the musician to audiences and should be the finest representation of the musician’s capabilities that it can be. Though creators are expected to evolve and change over the course of their careers and experiment with new concepts, their first impression on the world is often … Continue reading A Mountain Brook Musician’s Debut in an Aching World

The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer

  By Jessica DeesePhotography by Nathaniel Thompson, Pensacola Opera, and John F. Martin   If Fairhope were a person, Chauncey Packer would pretty much be it.  A 2019 New York Times article about Fairhope described it as “a place for artists… and people of outsize character.”  It goes on to recount the influence of progressive educator, Marietta Johnson, and share the founding vision that Fairhope … Continue reading The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer