David Hood

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David Hood
Traffic 1973.jpg
Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973.
Background information
Born (1943-09-21) September 21, 1943 (age 73)
Sheffield, Alabama
United States
Genres R&B, Rock
Occupation(s) Session musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Traffic
Website http://davidhoodbass.com
External video
"Oral History: David Hood Reflects on Some of the Milestones at the Recording Studio". Interview, July 13, 2015. NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library

David Hood (born September 21, 1943, in Sheffield, Alabama, United States), is a bassist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He also plays the trombone. He is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Hood started his career playing with the Mystics and as a backup musician at FAME Studios. He went on to co-found Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, where he produced songs for Willie Nelson, Cher and others. He played bass on albums by Boz Scaggs, 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. Hood appeared in 2009 on Klaus Voormann's solo album A Sideman's Journey.[1] He participated in the latest Waterboys album, Modern Blues, recorded mainly in Nashville, and is currently on tour with them.

His son, Patterson Hood, is the frontman and one of three songwriters for Drive-By Truckers.

Hood attended the University of North Alabama. He is married to Judy Sockwell Hood.


  1. ^ "Klaus Voorman, A Sideman's Journey". All Music. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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