We have been speaking with a number of old friends and new clients recently. They all ask ‘so why web design company called Shoals Works?‘. The short answer is that we’re based in Florence, AL. The area in which Florence is located is referred to as ‘The Shoals’. Including Florence, The Shoals is comprised of 3 other towns: Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. Simply put.. we are proud to call The Shoals home.
Now if you’re not from The Shoals and want to get a sense of our area, watch the short video below that was produced by the highly talented Aha Creative, a full service advertising and marketing agency.
People who are from our area, know that ‘The Shoals’ refers to 4 cities: Florence, Sheffield, Muscle Shoals, and Tuscumbia. The Shoals Region is located in northwest Alabama and has a rich history in music, culture and community. We have a number of famous personalities that call The Shoals home.
- W.C. Handy – Father of the Blues
- Helen Keller – American author, political activist, and lecturer
- Sam Philips – American record executive/producer and responsible for launching the career of Elvis Presley
- Rick Hall – American record producer, songwriter, music publisher, musician and FAME Studios owner
- The list goes on…
Wikipedia’s description of a Shoal:
Shoals are characteristically long and narrow (linear) and develop where a stream, river, or ocean current promotes deposition of sediment and granular material, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water.
Shoals can appear as a coastal landform in the sea, or as fluvial landforms in rivers, streams, and lakes.
A shoal—sandbar may seasonally separate a smaller body of water from the sea, such as: marine lagoons, brackish water estuaries, freshwater seasonal stream and river mouths and deltas.
2013 saw the release of a music documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as “I’ll Take You There”, “Brown Sugar”, and “When a Man Loves a Woman”.
Muscle Shoals is located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama and is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. See more: www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals
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