Jake Shimabukuro

January 31, 2020 BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER Who? Days before his debut in Bristol, folks may be inclined to express such in response to mentions of the name Jake Shimabukuro. But go ahead, attend Shimabukuro’s show Friday at the Paramount Center...

WhoGrass: Bluegrass meets classic rock in Bristol

January 30, 2020 BY DEBRA MCCOWN THOMAS A Feb. 29 concert at Paramount Bristol will tie together two near and dear musical traditions: bluegrass and classic rock. The HillBenders, a Missouri-based band with roots in both styles, will take the audience on a journey...

Oak Ridge Boys bring moving concert to Bristol’s Paramount

January 24, 2020 Tom Netherland | Special to the Herald Courier BRISTOL, Tenn. — Neither presidents Washington nor Lincoln, Roosevelt nor Jefferson, budged even an inch atop Mount Rushmore today. But mountains Golden, Allen, Sterban and Bonsall certainly moved. Those...

Henry Cho: From class clown to a standing ovation

January 16, 2020 Tom Netherland | Special to the Herald Courier Since the latter days of Ronald Reagan’s tenure as president, humor fueled Knoxville native Henry Cho to the upper echelon of America’s comedy circuit. From the stage and screens small to large, Cho’s...