Thacker Mountain Radio
Double Decker Music and Arts Festival
Friday night, April 25 at 7 pm on the Caterpillar Stage on North Lamar
FREE admission – Lawn chairs welcome – No coolers, please
Guests will include Memphis soul band the Bo-Keys, authors Drew Perry and Zachary Lazar and Gulfport rock band, Rosco Bandana. Host Jim Dees and house band, the Yalobushwhackers.
Radio: 92.1 FM or online: www.myrebelradio.com
The Bo-Keys specialize in the Memphis instrumental tradition of Stax Records and soul groups like the Mar-Keys and Booker T. & the MGs. Classic without being retro, The New York Times said their fiery live performances are a “marvel of discipline and dirt… origin and ownership.” The All Music Guide said, “This is funky, greasy, gritty soul, rooted in the tradition, but timeless in its heat-seeking groove.” The group’s latest CD is Got To Get Back (Electraphonic) which features guest vocalists, Stax artist William Bell, blues great Charlie Musselwhite, soul/gospel master Otis Clay, and Percy Wiggins.
NOTE: At 8 pm, immediately following their Thacker appearance, the Bo-Keys will perform a full-length set on the Caterpillar stage to close out the Friday night portion of Double Decker.
Drew Perry is the author of Kids These Days (Algonquin) a comedic caper novel revolving around a jobless pregnant couple who move to Florida where the husband finds shady employment with a nefarious businessman. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “A funny, frenzied tale of a terrified man plummeting helplessly into his own adulthood.” Perry’s first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and a Southern Independent Booksellers’ Okra pick. Perry lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and two sons and teaches writing at Elon University.
Zachary Lazar is the author of the novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant (Little, Brown). Part crime story, part spiritual quest, the story is also a novelistic consideration of Jewish identity. Lazar’s previous book, the novel Sway, was chosen as a Best Book of 2008 by the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Publisher’s Weekly. His memoir, Evening’s Empire: The Story of My Father’s Murder, was voted a Best Book of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune. Lazar lives in New Orleans where he is on the creative writing faculty at Tulane University.
Rosco Bandana is a seven-piece, Gulfport, Miss.-based band whose sound is described as “blues/Americana blended with modern folk with a hint of gypsy fanfare.” Last year, the group beat out 12,000 other bands to become the first band signed by Hard Rock Records, a new label launched by the international hotel-club-casino chain. Their debut CD is Time To Begin.
NOTE: The group will perform a full set on the Caterpillar stage from 6 -7 pm and again at 7 pm as part of the Thacker show.
Thacker Mountain Radio will return with live shows on Thursday Sept. 4. Until then, the show can be heard every Saturday at 7 pm throughout the summer on Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio (90.3 FM in Oxford) or online at http://mpbonline.org/Programs/listen_live. For more information visit www.thackermountain.com.
Help us reach our Programming Fund 2014 goal!
Thacker Mountain is working to build up our Programming Fund to continue bringing great bands like the Bo-Keys, the Mulligan Brothers, Super Chikan, and Grace Askew to our Mississippi airwaves.
We need your help building our Programming Fund.
Our goal is to raise $2500 by April 25, 2014 to pay any extra guests, special guests, and to more fully compensate artists on the Thacker Mountain Radio show each week.
Consider contributing directly to a fund that impacts exceptional art right here in our state and community.