Happy Landing!

Hot, young songwriting, TWO fiddles and a history of Flora-Bama punks!

Powerhouse Arts Center, Oxford, MS 38655 September 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 8 – 6 pm – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’s fall season rolls on at the Powerhouse Arts Center with two young songwriters blazing new trails – and two fiddles too! The Powerhouse is located at 413 S. 14th Street and is on the corner of S. 14th and University Ave.

Admission: FREE

Author: Scott SatterwhiteA Punkhouse in the Deep South – A History of 309

Music: “Skate folk” band Happy Landing and Memphis songwriter Rachel Maxann with violinist Alice Hasen

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 pm – WUMS FM 92.1 Listen Live Online Radio Box  University of Mississippi

Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 am –WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN

Saturday, Sept. 17 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



Scott Satterwhite

A Punkhouse in the Deep South – The Oral History of 309 (Univ. of Florida Press) by Aaron Cometbus and Scott Satterwhite. Told in personal interviews, this is the collective story of a punk community in Pensacola, Florida, an unlikely town and region for this hub of radical counterculture that drew artists and musicians from throughout the conservative South and earned national renown.

The house at 309 6th Avenue has long been a crossroads for punk rock, activism, veganism, and queer culture. In this book, residents of 309 narrate the colorful and often comical details of communal life in the crowded and dilapidated house over its 30-year existence.

“This beautifully crafted page-turner presents the outsider history of a thriving southern punkhouse where military brats, rocker chefs, queerdoe artists, revivified veterans, a newborn, and a rotating pack of dogs lived nearly cash-free in a filthy and vibrant wonderland they made imperfectly together.”—Anna Joy Springer, author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love

Scott Satterwhite is a historian, educator, and journalist who teaches writing and literature at the University of West Florida.


Happy Landing

Happy Landing (named for the Missouri home place of frontman, Matthew Hendley’s family) draws inspiration from folk, pop-punk, bluegrass and alternative rock, a pastiche the band refers to as “skate folk.”

The latest album for the Nashville-based quintet is Happy Landing which contains the singles, Love Your Guts and Anniston. Their previous release is the EP, Just Kids at Heart.

Following their Thursday night Thacker appearance, the band begins a two-night stand at Proud Larry’s in Oxford, MS.

Rachel Maxann

Singer-songwriter Rachel Maxann’s latest release is the EP, Belonging to Forever. Other releases include the EP Cotton Tree, the single, With, Without and the album Everglade. Maxann is currently preparing a new album for release this fall.

Maxann is a nominee for “Best Local Singer” in the Memphis Flyer’s “Best of Memphis 2022” balloting. The winner will be announced September 29th.

For her Thacker appearance, Maxann will be joined by violinist, Alice Hasen.