Join us Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS) for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. FREE admission. Guests: novelist Jonathan Rabb, jazz pianist Bill Perry, Jr. and Austin, TX rockers, Strahan and the Good Neighbors.
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, The Yalobushwhackers.
Radio: WUMS 92.1 (Oxford)
Jonathan Rabb is a novelist and essayist. His newest novel is Among the Living (Other Press) the story of a Holocaust survivor in 1945 Savannah, Georgia who returns home to a fractured community. Set amid the post-war South, the book is a search for identity and belonging. Rabb is the author of five previous novels, including The Berlin Trilogy (Rosa, Shadow and Night, and The Second Son), a critically acclaimed series of historical thrillers. Rabb lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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.
He is currently at work on his next project which promises to be a combination of jazz, hip hop, EDM, funk, and blues.
Strahan and the Good Neighbors is a southern rock, country/soul band from Austin, Texas. Their music is sometimes called “funkytonk.” Their latest release is Coal Black Dreams, Late Night Schemes. Following their Thacker appearance, Strahan and the Good Neighbors will perform at Proud Larry’s at 10 pm.