Marshall Chapman returns to town - Feb. 7

Marshall Chapman returns to town - Feb. 7

February 6th, 2014 by Barry Courter in Chattnow Music

IF YOU GO

* 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 bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.