Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles; the spotlight is sometimes only large enough for one. But what of the people just off center stage? Come learn about the musicians that created signature textures that allowed solo artists to shine. House musicians but not household names. Session musicians for Atlantic Records, Blue Note Records, Muscle Shoals, Sun Records, The Wrecking Crew, Funk Brothers- all instrumental in making countless hits, yet sometimes not even making the liner notes. Enjoy these case studies in instruments, individuals, and genres that explore creativity, image, and the mechanizations of fame.