Hood (far left) on stage with Traffic in 1973
September 21, 1943|
Sheffield, Alabama U.S.
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section|
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. He participated in the latest Waterboys album, Modern Blues, recorded mainly in Nashville, and is currently on tour with them.
Hood is married to Judy Sockwell Hood.
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