My friend Karen Leipziger, owner at KL Productions, in Nashville frequently sends promo packs with CDs for me to give a listen and possibly a review.
I was a late bloomer and didn’t start listening to Crystal Shawanda until her fifth studio album Fish Out of Water (2016). That was my loss, but perhaps in the stars since it was around then she switched from being a country star, and turned to her true love, the blues.
I first met Lisa Mills via email in 2011. Sometimes you just know someone is going to make it — a hard thing in the music business especially these days — Lisa was one of those.
A graveside service for Farris H. "Bill" Elliott was held Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in the Ratliff Community of Itawamba County with Fr. Henry Shelton officiating. Holland Funeral Directors - Tupelo Chapel were honored to serve their friends. Elliott, 95, was a longtime Tupelo resident, l…
COVID-19 might have cancelled the Dudie Burger Festival but Sammy Adderholt and Dennie Waite are still cooking up tasty memories from the past. You can drive through the Ballard Park parking lot on May 9, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., to pick up your bags.
All of us dorky dudes had this one girl, sometimes more, female friend during high school who we wished was our girlfriend. They liked us a lot but not in a romantic way.
I’ll confess, I didn’t know David Clayton Thomas was still with us. Not only is he still with us, he’s still creating great music and with his latest CD, Say Something’, encouraging his listeners to become involved.
Guy Harris, childhood friend of Elvis Presley and longtime supporter and subscriber to The Lee County Courier, passed away Tuesday, April 7.
Victor Wainwright and The Train Memphis Loud is one you’ll have to wait a little while to board but the rolling, rocking ride will be worth that wait. The album will release May 22 (my birthday). The delay of the CD and upcoming shows to promote the release is due to that nasty old virus.
In the animated feature, The Point, a father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.
Some of my younger readers probably can’t believe humanity only had three channels on television when we were growing up. And believe it or not, during my preteen years — televisions showed only in black and white.
In 1998, three years after averting the threat of Skynet, Sarah (Linda Hamilton) and John Connor are enjoying life by a beach in Livingston, Guatemala, when they are suddenly attacked by a T-800 Terminator. Sent back through time by Skynet prior to its erasure, the Terminator murders John be…
The Joker is a psychological thriller, which also serves as a conduit as to where this enemy of Batman came from and what made him this violent and insane clown.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — “Do you recognize me,” pleads a sketch of young black woman believed to be killed by confessed serial killer Samuel Little. Her mouth is drawn into a frown, her dark hair either short or pinned up in a hand-drawn sketch Little provided to law enforcement.
I remember Bonanza for a few reasons — first because of great story lines, and as a youngster because there was usually some kind of trigger-play. I guess I identified with Little Joe (Michael Landon) because he was hotheaded, impetuous, slightly crazy but at heart, a romantic.
In 1975, I bought the record album Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen at J.C. Penney in Tupelo. I just bought it because of the cover and the names of the songs like “Thunder Road,” “Meeting Across the River” and “Jungleland.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass House Resolution 107, The Sergeant First Class Sean Cooley and Specialist Christopher Horton Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program Act, introduced by U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (R-Miss).
I’ve listened to David Crosby for a longtime from his beginning with The Byrds (1964-1967, 1972-1973), through his time with probably the first supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1968-1970, 1973, 1974, 1976-2016) and into his solo career and partnership with Graham (Crosby & Na…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fortunate Son - The Story of Baby Boy Francis by Tupelo native Brooks Eason will be released nationwide this November. Scheduled for simultaneous publication in hardback (ISBN: 978-1948679541, 254 pages, $29.99), trade paper (ISBN: 978-1948679695, 254 pages, $15.95) and eB…
Yellowstone has become the Western version of The Sopranos with John Dutton (Kevin Costner) running the show at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He’s a 6th generation billionaire who owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.
Time-Life has recently released ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT, 11 Jam-Packed Discs, with nearly 30 hours of live performances from epic Hall of Fame ceremonies from 2010-2017.
Musically I’ve always been a fan of sounds and lyrics that skip off the tired worn track of verse, chorus, etc. I hit the jackpot when my friend Karen Leipziger, the lead at a cool production house sent me HeavyDrunk - HolyWater.
There’s just something special about the sound of musicians who were raised in the south, a swagger, the use of terms, the way the guitar speaks and a kinship where you don’t have to know the person, but already know you’d like them.
My dad, Floyd Clark, has kept up with football as long as I can remember, always having a soft spot for the Detroit Lions. I was born in Port Huron, Mich. on May 22, 1956.
Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Roxanne Avent) Howard move into their new house in Napa Valley, but its previous owner, Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid), becomes obsessed with keeping an eye on the couple and ensuring his home remains untouched.
Christy McBrayer will be performing her one-woman play about the prodigal trip of a struggling southern actress returning from Hollywood to her hometown of Saltillo at the Link Centre to raise money for the Dr. R.B. Robison Education Resource Center on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. “Souther…
I’m so thankful that when Jason Ricci became part of a punk band, other members of that band decided he should be a harmonica player. Jason was only 14 at the time and he started listening to Howard Levy, who used an overblowing technique.
I graduated high school in 1974, and wherever I was or wherever I was going you’d find my best friend Charles “Buck” Hinton. Buck was very musically inclined; I wanted to be. One of the groups he turned me onto was Savoy Brown. The first album I bought of the boys was Looking In (1970). It w…