People with Barry Courter
Mitch Ryder: River City Sessions

Mitch Ryder: River City Sessions

September 15, 2019

This was done for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. UTC, River City Sessions and Mitch were gracious enough to allow me to use part of the show, and I included just one of the stories Mitch has shared with me during our interviews over the last 18 months or so. 

The Impressions: Fred Cash and Sam Gooden talk about 60 years together.

The Impressions: Fred Cash and Sam Gooden talk about 60 years together.

August 22, 2019

The two Chattanooga natives discuss everything from baseball to Curtis Mayfield to James Brown advising them to stay away from songs with a strong social message. They also reveal the secret to the group's longevity.

Songwriting: Nathan Bell shares his thoughts on the craft -

Songwriting: Nathan Bell shares his thoughts on the craft -

July 13, 2019

And, as you might expect, there are no secrets or easy-to-follow formulas. It's all about hard work and lots of practice. 

Barry with Barry: Some of my Stories -

Barry with Barry: Some of my Stories -

July 10, 2019

These are a few of the stories I seem to repeat more than I realized until recently.

Dan Rose and Max Poppel: The guys behind The Crashpad and Flying Squirrel -

Dan Rose and Max Poppel: The guys behind The Crashpad and Flying Squirrel -

June 7, 2019

They own and operate two of the coolest buildings on the Southside, but they didn't always dream of owning a hostel, or a restaurant. In fact, it had never occurred to them until moving here to pursue their passions for rock climbing.

David Moore: 40 years behind the lens -

David Moore: 40 years behind the lens -

April 19, 2019

David has been a mentor for me and many others at WDEF-TV 12 since 1979. He has seen it all and he shares some stories about covering Byron De La Beckwith, the Fallen Five, the changes in TV news coverage and much more during our talk.

Ricardo Morris: Marketing the arts to all -

Ricardo Morris: Marketing the arts to all -

April 5, 2019

Chattanooga is seeing a renaissance in the arts and culture worlds, but not everyone is benefiting. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is taking a new approach and Ric joins me to talk about that and the challenges faced by blacks in the local arts and culture universes. 

George S. Clinton: Anything is possible -

George S. Clinton: Anything is possible -

March 14, 2019

The Chattanooga native is a film composer whose works include two Austin Powers films, "Mortal Combat" and more. He has written a concerto for violin called "The Rose of Sonora" that he composed for Holly Mulcahy that will be premiered in April with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. 

Shane Morrow

Shane Morrow

December 31, 2018

Shane founded Jazzanooga as a one-day festival to showcase Chattanooga's role in the creation of jazz as America's original musical art form. Jazzanooga has quickly grown into much more, becoming a year-round organization dedicated to education, advancement, promotion, development and more. He discusses the organization's new name and direction, as well as the current state of arts and culture in the city as it relates to "the arts are for all."

Genesis the Greykid

Genesis the Greykid

November 2, 2018

Genesis is an artist/creative who joins me to talk about his poetry, his painting, his creative process, his philosophy on life and getting out of his own way.