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Book Signing: Blake Ells -- author of "The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME"

Blake Ells is coming to Seasick Records to sign copies of his new book, The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME -- his new book about the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL. 

In addition to having copies of book on sale (it makes a great gift!), we'll be treating customers to an all Muscle Shoals DJ set courtesy of Shout Bamalama's Bryant Saxton, an assortment of sugary treats, and delicious Egg Nog (and Silk Nog!) that you may "warm up" to your heart's content. Best of all: It's FREE!!!

And don't forget that you can treat yourself (and others) to the gift of music with our amazing asortment of vinyl, CDs, and tapes. We've also got Seasick themed goods including shirts, slipmats, and our new coffee mugs. We got GIFT CARDS, too!

Newman and AP will be on hand, too, for all your haircut related needs so can look sharp for Santa! 

About the book: 
FAME Publishing first opened in 1959 and produced hits for great musicians like Etta James, Clarence Carter and Aretha Franklin. Not long after, the city of Muscle Shoals became known as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World." FAME was the foundation that produced Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Nutthouse and Sundrop Sound at Single Lock Records--studios that gave a voice to artists like Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and John Paul White. A new generation, including the Pollies and Doc Dailey & the Magnolia Devil, today carries the tradition of great music. Through extensive research, and enriched with interviews from those who lived it, local author Blake Ells chronicles the epic story that started with FAME.

About Blake: 
Blake works in public relations by day, and he’s a music journalist by night. His work has been published at AL.com, Birmingham Post-Herald, Birmingham News, Weld for Birmingham and Birmingham magazine, among many others. Blake continues to serve The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, where he has previously served as chair. He is a proud alumnus of Auburn University and his top five American rock bands of all time are R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blake was raised in Rogersville, Alabama, but he currently resides in Birmingham. Follow him @blakeells.