Thacker News – March 19th live show cancelled

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has announced the cancellation of its March 19th show, scheduled for next Thursday at the Gertrude C. Ford Center as part of the now-postponed Oxford Film Festival. Travel and health issues with Thacker crew and guests combined for the decision to cancel the radio show. “We decided it was best…
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Host Post: ‘Sean of the South’ pulls laughs from pain

Sean Dietrich has a story to tell and, boy, can he tell it. Dietrich is the host of the popular podcast, Sean of the South, his commentary on daily southern life. He’s also the author of nine books, none as personal, explosive and riveting as his latest, a memoir, Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (Zonderman)….
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Host Post: “Play every note like it’s your last…”

Today (Thursday, Jan 23) at 6 pm, when The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour takes the stage at Off Square Books to start a new season, we’ll have Nashville singer-songwriter David Olney (above, right) in our hearts. Olney, as reported this week, died onstage last Saturday in mid-performance at a songwriter’s festival in Seaside, Florida. For…
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Thacker News – We’re Back! Season premiere Thursday at Off Square Books!

        The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Oxford’s award-winning music and literature show, will open its spring season of live performances this Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 pm at Off Square Books, located at 129 Courthouse Square. Guests for the first show will include debut short story author, Ashley Wurzbacher, (pictured, left) pop-rockers…
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Thacker News – Livingston Saturday show ‘rain or shine’

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning music and literature show broadcast every Saturday night on Mississippi and Alabama public radio stations, is bringing its mix of books and bands to Livingston, MS for a live performance this Saturday, October 26 at 6 pm. The show will take place at The Lake at Livingston. Admission…
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Host Post: “Soul music without the sex”

At some point, a hot, frisky Saturday night becomes Sunday morning. The blues wail turns into a gospel moan as sin and salvation start a foot race to dawn. We’re going to explore that mercurial moment this Thursday at 6 pm at The Lyric Oxford on The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. The Barnes Brothers, Chris…
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Host Post: Get ‘wild’ at Sarahfest

We always have a good, solid Thacker Mountain Radio Hour with our friends at Sarahfest from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at Ole Miss. Over recent years we’ve done this show at Mr. Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, outdoors under the stars, in front of his stable on his paddock, channeling the ghosts…
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Host Post: Football “unplugged” Thursday

This week’s featured book, Stories From 125 Years of Ole Miss Football (Nautilus), takes the reader back to a time before party decks, charging stations and “gameday enhancements.” The stories in the book, edited by bestselling author Neil White, cover 1893-2017 and are for anyone who enjoys a good sports story along with a little…
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Host Post: Thursdays with Ronzo

Thacker will fire up its 22nd year on-the-air tonight at 6 pm at Off Square Books and my buddy Ron “Ronzo” Shapiro won’t be there. We lost Ronzo over the summer after 75 loving-life years. He supported our show but he loved all art, showing up at most any opening, reading, or concert, wearing a…
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