Nashville singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown had a string of hits in the 1980s, but his career faltered as he struggled with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. He stopped drinking, and his song "Wine into Water" came from the experience. In this interview, Brown talks about it, and reveals details about the gospel album he's currently recording, which will feature guest stars such as Vince Gill and Leon Russell.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Dr. Cameron LaBarr, founder and Artistic Director of the Tennessee Chamber Chorus, as well as Caitlin Hammond, a vocalist. The chorus, comprised of professional singers, will perform A Ceremony of Carols at several different East Tennessee locations on December 15th, 16th and 17th.
Jessica Nunn is a gifted musician. She placed first on viola in 2005 in the annual statewide competition organized by the Tennessee Music Education Association. But while she is a gifted performer, Jessica is equally enthusiastic about teaching.
From April 13th to the 22nd, MakeWork will present the 10x10 Artist Showcase in Chattanooga as a part of the first annual Hatch Festival. According to MakeWork's Web site, the festival is hosting a "a 10 -day exhibition of 100 creative works. Streets, parking lots, parks, and abandoned buildings will become a medium to construct, innovate, and celebrate creativity." MakeWork's 10x10 will have showcases at Walnut Street Bridge, Ross' Landing, and Miller Plaza.
On Saturday, March 24th, the Mise En Scenesters Film Club will be screening the documentary Better than Something at Collective Clothing Warehouse. The film's subject is Memphis musician Jay Reatard who tragically passed away in 2010.
The directors of Better than Something, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz, talk about the film. Chris Dortch and Zach Zacharias, the co-founders of the Mise En Scenesters, also discuss what makes Jay Reatard's music unique.
The 4th annual Wintersong songwriter's workshop will be held at the Mountain Arts Community Center in Signal Mountain Tennessee on Saturday, March 10th. The workshops include topics like grabbing the listener's ear and getting started in songwriting. The sessions will be led by nationally known writers and performers Louisa Branscomb, Kathy Reed, and Earl Brackin. Local musicians and singer/songwriters will also be involved in Wintersong. Workshops begin at 9:30 am. The day long event wraps up wit
Jonathan Coulton used to write computer programs. Now he writes about programmers–his songs like Code Monkey are funny, occasionally melancholy ballads about geek culture: burnt-out code warriors, zombie office workers and mournful, lonely sea monsters.