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Bayside Academy will present a two-day series of music-focused events as part of its High Tide Southern Music Showcase on March 9-10.
This unique program will enlist the help of some of Alabama’s most accomplished historical figures in music, the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section Swampers, and Mobile’s famous son, Jimmy Hall, founder and lead singer of the Southern Rock group Wet Willie.
On March 9, students taking part in the new interdisciplinary class, Understanding the Southern Mystique, will experience first-hand the legendary insight and experiences of these famed musicians during a day of planned classroom question-and-answer/panel discussion sessions. Regarding the coursework and the planned activities for students, history chair and Southern Mystique team member Josh Montgomery states, “The opportunity to host this legendary group of musicians provides our students with a comprehensive learning experience that celebrates the heritage of Alabama. The Swampers are music icons who have played a role in our communal culture. This event allows us to explore their contributions academically while enjoying their rich talent.”
The evening of March 9, Bayside Academy will present a free photography reception showcasing the historical collection of Muscle Shoals photographs taken by Dick Cooper, music photojournalist and former Curator of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Along with Cooper’s photo exhibit, students from the Southern Mystique class will also display their art. This photo and art exhibit/reception will accompany a screening of the film “Muscle Shoals.”