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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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A group of girls live at the Vestalis Academy. The girls think they are being trained on how to become the perfect girl so they can be adopted by good families. They are on a strict routine which rarely changes except for moving up levels as they advance. Level 16 is the highest and then, ac…

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The Bohannons, named after brothers Matthew and Marty, deliver heavy rock and roll akin to Neil Young’s days with Crazy Horse. The Chattanooga foursome have released a masterwork with Bloodroot.

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 Dr. Billy Collum, right, a good friend of Courier publisher Jim Clark, his wife Linda and daughter Amy (Clark) Stone passed away April 9. Clark started seeing “Doc,” (as family and close friends called Collum,) in 1969 and was his patient up until he retired in 2012. Collum completed his un…

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I was excited to get Josh Hyde’s second CD, Into the Soul, in the mail, because I loved his debut The Call of the Night (2017).

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I’ve been a fan of Little Steven for a long, long time — as a solo artist with the Disciples of Soul, writing key songs and performing with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and of course, as a member of Springsteen’s e-street band.

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It’s a wonder A Star is Born ever got remade. The remake began in 2011 with Clint Eastwood geared to direct. Various names started to surface as to who was going to star — Beyonce, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and even Tom Cruise.

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Elizabeth Harvest is a science-fiction thriller film which starts with two newlyweds arriving at a secluded mansion. The husband Henry (Ciarán Hinds) is brilliant scientist who wows his new bride with lavish dinner and a dazzling tour of the property. The wife Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), who is m…

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It doesn’t take but a couple minutes into Inspired by the Blues, by Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, to know you’re listening to an old soul, a professor of soul, R&B and the blues reinvented from Kenny’s influences Nat King Cole, Little Willie John and Fats Domino.

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The latest chapter of the Mission Impossible franchise Fallout is knock-your-socks-off good. It has a 97% rate on Rotten Tomatoes, had a production budget of $178 million and grossed $791 million so far. Nuff said.

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According to scientists the largest shark that ever lived was the Megalodon some 5 million years ago. Estimates show that megalodon was 40 to 50 feet in length and weighed around 48 tons. The megalodon's teeth ranged from three to seven inches in length.

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My friends at Shout!Factory have started reaching into the Hollywood vaults and remastering the best of the best. Get Shorty certainly fits the ticket. It’s based on a novel by the late great Elmore Leonard (52 Pickup, the Justified series, and more) The movie also stars everyone who was any…

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has finally started inducting those for the alternative pallete, including Alice Cooper, Randy Newman and Tom Waits. The rock and roll hall of fame in concert: encore is a front row seat to this prestigious black-tie ceremony where many of the performers had …

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Afraid is the story of a young couple, who are having problems, go to a secluded cabin to try to rekindle their romance. The girl (Alanna Masterson) is the one who is unsure about the relationship. In fact, unknown to the boy (George Byrne) she is texting another man, who she seems she would…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S. Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., announced the …