Author Alexander Weinstein with music by Winston Ramble and songwriter Bryan Hayes

Live from Off Square Books October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm

Join us Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655) for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. FREE Admission.

Guests: author Alexander Weinstein, folk-rockers Winston Ramble and songwriter Bryan Hayes.

Hosts: by Jim Dees and our house band, The Yalobushwhackers.

Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford) Online:



Alexander Weinstein

Alexander Weinstein is the Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the author of the short story collection Children of the New World (Picador). The stories in this collection introduce readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and frighteningly intuitive robots. The Boston Globe said: “Over 13 tales, he steeps us in a realm of alternate realities close to our own, but each with a thought-provoking twist.”


Winston Ramble

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. Their latest release is Winston Ramble. Winston Ramble performs both as a stripped down acoustic band and as a full acoustic/electric 5-piece band, allowing them to be versatile enough to play a wide variety of venues. Prior to their Thacker appearance Winston Ramble will perform at Proud Larry’s on Wed. Oct.19.

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist’s eye (“Let’s Ride”) and a poet’s elegance (“Small Town Amazing Grace”). The Memphis area resident’s seamless Farther Down the Line, Hayes’ excellent new collection, spotlights a rapidly rising songwriter. Following his Thacker appearance, Bryan Hayes will perform a full set at the Shelter on Van Buren (1221 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655).