Hood (far left), onstage with Traffic
David Hood (born 21 September 1943, in Sheffield, Alabama, USA), is a bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He also plays the trombone and is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Hood started his career playing with The Mystics and as a back-up musician at FAME Studios, then went on to found Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where he produced songs for Willie Nelson, and Cher along with others. David Hood has played bass on albums by Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Bugs Bunny, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Frank Black, Odetta, John Hiatt, Etta James, John Altenburgh, Johnny & The MoTones and Percy Sledge. Most recently he played on a solo album by Klaus Voormann.
His son, Patterson Hood, is the frontman, and one of three songwriters for Drive-By Truckers.
Hood attended the University of North Alabama.