The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour performs live on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655). FREE admission.
Guests: Author and co-producer of TV’s Designing Women, Harry Thomason and his memoir, Brother Dog: Southern Tales & Hollywood Adventures, plus jazz musicians Bill Perry, Jr. and Daniel Roebuck
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Harry Thomason is the author of Brother Dog: Southern Tales & Hollywood Adventures (Parkhurst Brothers Publishers).
The memoir describes his meteoric rise from coaching high school sports in Arkansas to producing feature films in Hollywood and rubbing shoulders with presidents. This is a Horatio Alger tale of toil, sweat, ingenuity, and success. Together with his wife, Linda Bloodworth Thomason, he produced the hit CBS-TV series, Designing Women.
Thomason’s credits include producer of six feature films, two presidential inaugurations, and more. Harry Thomason lives in Encino, California.
“Magic, longing, fear, insecurity, bravado, dreams, all the things that make up our upbringing. Harry Thomason has written a collection of stories that cover it all. It’ll take you back to your own special set of memories and at the same time lose yourself in his.” — Billy Bob Thornton
Bill Perry, Jr. is a jazz pianist and music composer who lives in Oxford. His most recent releases are Beyond The Darkness and Phantom. He also wrote and produced Mother Universe and All Her Children, a visual concept album which features five musical movements. Proceeds from live performances of the album have benefited Piano Discoveries (an Ole Miss music camp for kids), and Griot Arts.
Perry is currently at work on a new solo piano album.
Daniel Roebuck is a trumpet and piano player who fronts the jazz group “There Were 3.” A member of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame with two degrees in Music Education, Roebuck recently co-founded (with Dr. Michael Worthy) the University of Mississippi Jazz Workshop, which caters to area middle and high school students.