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August 6, 2008 - Sacramento News & Review (Online)
“Director Rick Bieber’s film traces the meteoric career of respected Nashville session guitarist Hank Garland, from his teenage debut with the Grand Ole Opry to the near-fatal car crash that ended his career in 1961...” [Read review]

August 6, 2008 - The Providence Journal (Online)
“While watching director Rick Bieber’s Crazy, I started to wonder why a movie this good has not yet been picked up for release by a major studio...” [Read review]

June 3, 2008 - NJ.com (Online)
“The movie stars Waylon Payne as Nashville guitar legend Hank Garland, who played with Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and many more recording stars. His career was cut short by a car crash that left him in a coma...” [Read review]

May 15, 2008 - The Post and Courier, Charleston (Online)
“Starring as Garland is relative newcomer Waylon Payne (godson of Waylon Jennings), among whose previous film roles was Jerry Lee Lewis in "Walk the Line." Payne, possessed of considerable screen presence, also brings the kind of gravity to the performance that one usually associates with a far more seasoned actor.” [Read review]

May 15, 2008 - The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville (Online)
“In a 2007 interview with the Times-Union, filmmaker Rick Bieber joked that Crazy would be the ‘great guitar geek movie of all time.’ He could be right: The film loves the guitar as much as Hank Garland did...” [Read review]

April 9, 2008 - Variety (Online)
“Playing the biopic charts with straight-ahead attitude, "Crazy" is as steady and conservative as its subject, country/jazz guitar phenom Hank Garland, is impulsive, akimbo and troubled...” [Read review]

March, 2008 - LA.com (Online)
“The brash and brilliant musician is well played by charismatic actor Waylon Payne...” [Read review]

September 5, 2007 - The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville (Online)
“In the trailer for Crazy, there's a scene where the young actor Waylon Payne makes this straightforward claim: ‘I’m Hank Garland. I'm the best player in the world.’” [Read article]


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