Join us for a live performance and recording of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour featuring live music by Leo “Bud” Welch and The Amelia Eisenhauer Band and live literature from Harrison Scott Key. Hear it live on 92.1 or www.myrebelradio.com. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and our house band, The Yalobushwhackers. Live music. Live literature. Hear Mississippi on the radio.
The show will NOT be broadcast live.
Leo “Bud” Welch released his first album, Sabougla Voices, (Big Legal Mess) at age 81. The CD is a collection of energetic gospel/blues songs polished over decades of Sunday services at the Sabougla Missionary Baptist Church near his home in Bruce, Mississippi. His most recent CD, released at age 84, is I Don’t Prefer No Blues. Welch is also the host of “The Black Gospel Express” TV show every 1st and 5th Sunday on WO7BN-TV in Bruce.
Amelia Eisenhauer is a fiddle player/vocalist who was a Top 24 semi-finalist on American Idol this year. She now fronts her own band, the Eisenhauer Band, which combines bluegrass, rock, blues and even Motown. Their CDs include the five-song EP, Hors D’ oeuvres, their most recent CD, Under the Influence and the forthcoming, Fortune Cookie. Eisenhauer lives in Nashville.
Harrison Scott Key is the author of the memoir The World’s Largest Man (Harper), a true story about, as Key explains, “what it’s like to be related to insane people from Mississippi.” The book was recently nominated for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Key teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and three children.