Join us Thursday, Feb. 16th at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford  (1006 Van Buren Ave) in Oxford for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour in conjunction with the Oxford Film Festival. FREE Admission- Public invited.

Guests: Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Southern noir author Tom Franklin, Americana singer-songwriter, Rorey Carroll, and acoustic duo, Teneia

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)


More info on the Oxford Film Festival:


Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin is the New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. He is the co-author, with his wife, poet Beth Ann Fennelly, of the 1927 Mississippi River flood novel, The Tilted World.  Franklin’s previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and a western novel, Smonk, for which he recently finished a screenplay.  In 2016, Franklin served as editor for the crime anthology, Mississippi Noir. He teaches in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.


Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers were formed in 1955 in Newport, Arkansas. The group is best known for their classics on legendary SUN Records including, “Red Headed Woman,” “We Wanna Boogie,” and “Sadie’s Back in Town.” Their most recent release is, Ain’t Got No Home. The group was voted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002.

On Friday, Feb. 17, the band will perform a full concert at Proud Larry’s at 8 pm. A documentary film about Sonny Burgess, The Arkansas Wild Man, will be shown at the Oxford Film Festival on Saturday, Feb 18 at 3:45pm at the Malco Commons. Details:

Rorey Carroll

Americana singer-songwriter, Rorey Carroll’s music has been called, “low and powerful with the feeling of a Tarantino film for the ears. A new kind of “Country Western Folk-n-Roll.”  Todd Snider said, “… the best of her generation, she blew me away… and all the crowds too.”  Later Thursday night, following her Thacker appearance, Carroll will perform a full show at Proud Larry’s at 8 pm.


Teneia is an original folk/soul, husband-wife duo consisting of Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and Ben Eichelberger. Their music combines elements of folk, soul, Southern gospel, blues, and easy-listening pop. Their latest release is No Fakes.

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