Thacker News – Radio show to play historic Meridian Theater

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning music and literature show based in Oxford, MS, will bring its program to Meridian, MS for that city’s Threefoot Festival, Saturday, May 15th at 6 pm. The performance will take place at the historic Temple Theater as the finale of Meridian’s two-day arts and music event. (State health…
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Host Post: Biloxi to Broadway, Clarksdale to Chicago

By Jim Dees – The careers of writer David Sheffield and blues musician Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (pictured) – are case studies in how to go for it, reach the pinnacle of your profession and stay true to the heart of your hometown. You can hear them both Saturday May 1, along with roots duo, Sugarcane…
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“Ladies of the Blues!” – Live in Clarksdale Friday!

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will record a live edition of its show – “Ladies of the Blues!” –  this Friday, April 16 at 6 pm in Clarksdale, MS as part of this year’s pandemic-modified Juke Joint Festival. The show will appear at the Delta Blues Museum Stage located at 1 Blues Alley in Clarksdale….
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Thacker News – Spring premiere with Bobby Rush and Nikki Giovanni!

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the Oxford, MS-based music and literature show, opens its spring season this weekend with two legends: celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni (above) and veteran bluesman, Bobby Rush. Also featured will be Colorado singer-songwriter, Xanthe Alexis. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers. The broadcast can be…
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Thacker News – Radio show sets online fundraiser, ‘Wish You Were Here!’

    The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour wrapped up its first season ever without in-person audiences at Off Square Books. The show, bowing to Covid-19 restrictions, put together each broadcast in-studio with host Jim Dees interviewing authors by phone and using recorded musical performances, including those by the show’s house band, the Yalobushwhackers (above). Now,…
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Host Post: Suzi Quatro on Thacker Halloween!

  Suzi Quatro, 70 years young, with 55 million records sold and half a century of rock and roll under her leather jumpsuit, is the perfect guest for Halloween. She can’t be scared. She can’t be tricked and doesn’t need your treat. She’s fearless with the ‘Bring it’ energy of a prize fighter about to…
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Host Post: “Alive with their past purpose…”

In our cookie-cutter world where gratification is instant (depending on your service provider), it’s refreshing to know that Freeman Vines is out there taking individuality to the limit – and beyond. For 50 years in and around his Fountain, North Carolina home he has hand-carved guitars with a planer. Using an electric planer, the job…
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