Join us for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour featuring  live music by Cary Hudson and Hope Clayburn and  live literature by Dennis Covington. Hear it on 92.1 or  The show is hosted by Jim Dees and our house band, The Yalobushwhackers.  Live literature. Live music.  Hear Mississippi on the radio.

In this special edition of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, we partner with the Oxford Film Festival.  To find out more about the Oxford Film Festival (including schedules, ticketing, and more) visit:

NOTE: Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is FREE and open to the public.  NOTE: Following Thacker, Hope Clayburn will perform an acoustic set at 8 PM at Music in the Hall space (McDavid Law Office).

Live Music

Cary Hudson

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter, former Oxford resident and front man for Blue Mountain, who has released six solo albums including his latest, Town and Country (Daddy Rabbit Records) He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine and continues to tour and write songs in a career spanning 30 years. Hudson lives in New Orleans and hopes to someday, “whistle like Professor Longhair.”

Hope Clayburn

Hope Clayburn’s funky saxophone, flute chops, and soulful vocals have heralded her arrival on the Memphis music scene. Her band, Soul Scrimmage, mixes soul and funk with Afrobeat and reggae. The band has released a 6-song EP called, ‘Love is on The Way.’ The Soul Scrimmage ensemble has had a revolving cast of players over the years but the current line-up includes guitarist Robert Allen Parker Jr., bassist Khari Wynn, trumpet player Victor Darnell Sawyer and drummer Paul Taylor.

Live Literature

Dennis Convington

Dennis Covington is author of two novels and four nonfiction books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain, a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Georgia Review, Oxford American, and other periodicals, and his work has been widely anthologized in the US and translated into eight languages abroad. His most recent book is Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World. Born in Birmingham, Ala. Covington has taught creative writing at Texas Tech University since 2003.

Tune in live on Rebel Radio 92.1 FM or Listen to the ReBroadcast on Mississippi Public Radio, Saturdays at 7PM