w.C. Handy

Statues enhance the beauty of the Shoals and tell a story of musical history

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The sounds of Muscle Shoals is tied into the waters, the land and the history of this beautiful place in Alabama. Almost everywhere I visited during the W.C. Handy Music festival tied into the music. Talent played in restaurants, the visitor’s center, hotels and on stages in the streets. The four towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia, […]

We visited Memphis in March, my husband, brother and sister-in-law and I. While there I was fascinated with W.C. Handy the proclaimed Father of the Blues. His bronze statue sits in Handy Park, there are songs about him and songs by him. This musical master was born in Florence, AL and later wrote a myriad […]