Featuring Live Music From Sweet Crude plus author Julia Reed and a special appearance by Jesse Robinson

Live from Hal & Mal's in Jackson, Mississippi (part of the Mississippi Book Festival) August 20, 2016 at Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m.

MPB broadcast on August 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Join us, Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 pm (Doors: 7 pm) for a live recording of The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at Hal and Mal’s (200 Commerce St, Jackson, MS 39204). Our guests will include Mississippi’s blues ambassador Jesse Robinson, author Julia Reed and New Orleans indie-rock band, Sweet Crude. With host Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers.

Tickets: $10 available at Hal and Mal’s (Phone: 601-948-0888).

9 pm – Following Thacker show, The Jesse Robinson Band will perform a full set.

NOTE: This show will not be broadcast live. It will be recorded for air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on Saturday August 27 at 7 pm.


Live Music

Jesse Robinson

Mississippi native Jesse Robinson has been playing blues and jazz for over four decades. This year he had the high honor of being chosen to be the front man for the B.B. King Blues Band which will resume touring later this year. Robinson’s CDs include Blues Child and 2013’s Stray Star. Called the “bedrock of Jackson, Mississippi blues,” Robinson is noted on five different Mississippi Blues Trail Markers.

Sweet Crude

New Orleans indie-rockers, Sweet Crude, make bouncy poly-rhythms with lyrics that embrace their region’s Cajun-French language tradition. The band uses no guitars, just bass, keyboards, strings and drums, which, one critic noted, gives their sound a “slight Afro-pop tinge.” Their CDs include Sweet Crude, Hornet’s Nest, One in the Hand and Super Vilaine.


Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Elle Décor and Garden & Gun, where she writes a regular column, “The High & The Low.” She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, where she writes a food column, and is a frequent guest on MSNBC. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she is the author of six books including her latest, Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long (Rizzoli). Reed lives in New Orleans.

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