Hang the Moon!

Jazz, lady bootleggers and tales from the Gulf Coast!

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 10 – Jazz, bootleggers and Gulf Coast mayhem!

Author: Jeannette Walls – Hang the MoonRollicking novel about Prohibition-Era bootleggers in Virginia. “The thrilling plot culminates in bombshell revelations.” —Publisher’s Weekly, (*starred review*) – Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2023

Music: Gulf Coast songwriter Molly Thomas (Honey’s Fury) and jazz pianist Bill Perry, Jr. (POW!)

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers (“The Best Live Radio Band in the Land”)

(From April 2023)

Air times:

Thursday, Dec. 7 – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, Dec. 8  at 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN

Saturday, Dec. 9  at 3 pm (ET) – WUTC 88.1 FM University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7 pm (CT) MPB — Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9 pm (CT) APR – Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 pm (MT) KNCE 93.5 | Taos, New Mexico

3 pm (ET) – WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville






Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls, bestselling author of the shattering memoir, The Glass Castle, has a new, equally shattering novel, Hang the Moon (Scribner).

Readers will love the sharp-witted and resourceful, Sallie Kincaid, who confronts murder and bootleggers during Prohibition-era Virginia.

“The thrilling plot culminates in bombshell revelations… Sallie makes for an indelible heroine…. This is a stunner.” —Publisher’s Weekly, *starred review*

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by LitHub.

Walls’s memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than eight years. It was made into an acclaimed film in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

She is also the author of the bestsellers The Silver Star and Half Broke Horses, which was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer, John Taylor.


Molly Thomas and the Rare Birds

Songwriter Molly Thomas was born in Ocean Springs, MS, and now lives in Fairhope, AL. Her latest releases with her band, the Rare Birds, include the LP, Honey’s Fury, as well as her “Covid single,” Everything’s Going to Be Okay.

Thomas has released four critically acclaimed records as a solo artist and her music has appeared in films.

“Ms. Thomas asserts herself and the band supports her well. If today’s rock & roll burns the coal slow then [Honey’s Fury] is doused with starter fluid. Fiery like The Avett Brothers & The Mumfords. All good.” – Americana Highways

Bill Perry, Jr.

Bill Perry, Jr. is a jazz/hiphop pianist, composer and filmmaker.

His most recent project is the live-action mini-series, POW!

His musical releases include, 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.

Perry recently appeared on the ABC-TV civil rights drama, Women of the Movement as well as in the 2022 Morgan Freeman film, Paradise Highway.