published Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Marshall Chapman returns to town - Feb. 7


* What: Marshall Chapman.

* When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

* Where: Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouse, Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road.

* Admission: $10 suggested donation.

* Phone: 423-892-4960.

Singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman returns to Chattanooga for a show Friday, Feb. 7, at Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouse.

Chapman says she has fond memories of the city, dating to her first visit as a teenager.

"My mom drove me there in 1965 when I was 16 because I loved the guitar and singing," she recalls. "Once there, Walter Forbes arranged for Norman Blake to give me the only guitar lessons I ever had."

She returned in the 1990s with her band The Love Slaves to play at Market Street Performance Hall (now Rhythm & Brews).

She is currently finishing up a couple of songs for a movie called "Mississippi Grind" that is being shot in New Orleans.

She also has a part in the film.

"I'll be playing the mother of one of the drifters (Ryan Reynolds), a world-weary blues singer," she says.

Contact Barry Courter at or 423-757-6354.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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