David Hood

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David Hood
Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973
Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973
Background information
Born (1943-09-21) September 21, 1943 (age 75)
Sheffield, Alabama U.S.
Occupation(s)Session musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsMuscle Shoals Rhythm Section

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

Early life and education[edit]

Hood was born in Sheffield, Alabama.

Hood attended the University of North Alabama.


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, Aretha Franklin, 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.

Personal life[edit]

Hood is married to Judy Sockwell Hood.

Hood's son, Patterson Hood, is the frontman and one of two (formerly three) songwriters for Drive-By Truckers.


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

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