David Hood

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David Hood
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David Hood (far left) onstage with Traffic in 1973.
Background information
Born (1943-09-21) September 21, 1943 (age 72)
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

David Hood (born September 21, 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 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 the Klaus Voormann 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 and is married to Judy Sockwell Hood.


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

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