The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, MS at Duling Hall on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. (Doors: 7 pm) Tickets are $15 and are available online, by phone: 877-987-6487, or at the door.
Guests: Bestselling author of Sex and the City Candace Bushnell, soul/rock/pop band, The New Respects and Memphis singer-songwriter Grace Askew. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band the Yalobushwhackers.
Duling Hall is located on 622 Duling Ave, Jackson, MS 39216.
NOTE: Both bands will play additional sets following the radio recording.
There will be no live broadcast of this show. It will be heard on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on Saturday, August 24 at 7 pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 9 pm on Alabama Public Radio.
This special edition of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at the Mississippi Book Festival is sponsored by Trustmark Bank and the Community Foundation of Mississippi.
Candace Bushnell is the author of Sex and the City, a bestselling collection of essays that was turned into a landmark HBO television series and two films. Her latest book, to be published August 6, is Is There Still Sex in the City? (Grove/Atlantic).
Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, the new book follows a cohort of female friends—Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace—as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment—a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee.
From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.
Bushnell’s previous books include, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four Blondes, Summer and the City, and Killing Monica.
The New Respects are a family band from Nashville, the Fitzgerald siblings – Darius and twins Alexandria and Alexis – and their cousin Jasmine Mullen – who perform energetic indie rock that encompasses blues, rock and soul. Their latest release is the full-length album, Before the Sun Goes Down (Credential Recordings). Their previous CD is the EP Here Comes Trouble. The New Respects’ 2019 summer tour includes stops at the Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza festivals.
Grace Askew is a singer-songwriter from Memphis. She was a contestant on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice and has won numerous songwriting awards, including Unsigned Only (First Place, Americana, 2017), the International Songwriting Competition (First Place, Americana, 2016), and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2014 Grand Prize, Folk). Her CDs include Scaredy Cat and Until They Lay Me Down to Rest. Her latest single, released this spring, is Yours.