Join us Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square) in Oxford for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. FREE Admission.
Guests: Author Michael Farris Smith and music by Nashville singer-songwriter, Kate Kelly and Mobile, AL indie band, Bunch
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Michael Farris Smith
Michael Farris Smith is author of the novel Desperation Road (Lee Boudreaux Books). His previous books include Rivers and The Hands of Strangers. Rivers was named to numerous Best Books of the Year lists, and garnered the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.
In May 2016, Kate Kelly released her debut EP, New Heartbeat. This first effort embodies the versatility of her songwriting, from the full band sound of the title track to the sparse melody and subtle undercurrent of “Blind Sailors.” New Heartbeat is a culmination of Kate’s musical journey, capturing imagery inspired by her Gulf Coast roots as well as her present home in Nashville.
Bunch is an indie rock band from Mobile, AL. They are led by Alabama native songwriter Heath Underwood, formerly of El Cantador. Their new CD is Forever My Sparring Partner (Friends Fight). On Friday, Feb. 10, Bunch will perform a full show at Ajax Diner.