As we ready ourselves for Shindig No. 6 this weekend, we wanted to share some of our favorite restaurants, music venues, shops, and things to do and see in and around Florence. There are many reasons Billy established his flagship store and corporate offices in North Alabama, and a strong-knit community is definitely one of them. As you see from our list of independently owned and operated businesses, many of the proprietors are friends with a shared vision for building and maintaining our beloved Shoals. Here’s a brief guide to our Florence, Alabama (and beyond).
New “What’s In My Bag?" episode with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings! They go shopping for Bobby Bland, Tito Puente, Gladys Knight, Ike & Tina and more at Amoeba Hollywood. Watch to the end for a story about Sharon Jones singing Whitney Houston songs to the inmates at Rikers Island prison.
I hope Bobby realises how much his music will mean to people forever.