~This Week’s Show~
Thacker Mountain Radio Season Finale
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 pm at Off Square Books
Author: Jayne Anne Phillips – Quiet Dell
Music: The North Mississippi Allstars – World Boogie Is Coming
Music: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and the Blues Posse
Free admission. Radio: Rebel Radio 92.1 FM (Oxford) Online: www.myrebelradio.com.
Also: Thacker Mountain Radio Membership Party – Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm at Southside Gallery with food and drink by City Grocery, Snackbar, Cathead Vodka and the Yalobusha Brewery.
The North Mississippi Allstars have just wrapped up a European tour in support of their eighth studio album, World Boogie Is Coming (Songs of the South). The title is taken from a favorite salutation used by the late Jim Dickinson, father of Grammy-winning Allstars, Luther and Cody. Jim Dickinson, who passed away in 2009, was founder of the Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers. The Allstars have recently been joined by Lightning Malcolm on guitar and bass. In addition to their Thacker appearance next Thursday, the band will play a full concert at the Lyric Theatre on Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 pm.
Jayne Anne Phillips’ new novel, Quiet Dell (Scribner), is based on a real life multiple murder by a con man who preyed on widows—a story that has haunted the author for more than four decades. The book quotes actual trial transcripts and newspaper reports and even includes photos of the victims in an eerie fusion of fact and fiction. The Miami Herald said: “The book is a smart combination of true crime, history and fiction tied together with Phillips’ seamlessly elegant writing.” Phillips previous books include Machine Dreams, Black Tickets and Lark and Termite. Phillips, born and raised in West Virginia, is now the director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and David “Space Cowboy” Isaac front the Blues Posse and are are mainstays in the vibrant Clarksdale, Miss. blues scene, most often performing at Red’s Lounge on Sunflower Ave. Isaac is known as a dynamic vocalist and songwriter while the 14-year-old “Kingfish” is considered a guitar prodigy who recently was selected by blues legend Buddy Guy as his opening act.
The Thacker membership party is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm at Southside Gallery. The party is free to Thacker members and open to anyone who would like to join ($20 student, $50 single member, $75 couple). The party will feature food and drink provided by City Grocery, Snackbar and Yalobusha Brewery, live music and a silent auction. More information at www.thackermountain.com.