Jill McCorkle’s Old Crimes

Live at the Graduate Hotel: a true master of the short story!

Graduate Hotel - 400 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS February 22, 2024 at 6 pm

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the Graduate Hotel Oxford to welcome one of the true masters of the short story, Jill McCorkle, on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 pm.

FREE Admission! Come early, bring a pal and enjoy a pre-show refreshment! 

Doors: 5:30 – Bar service available – Show: 6 pm

Author: Jill McCorkle (“Old Crimes and Other Stories”) – “… brilliant… Wonderfully rich and emotionally complicated stories.”—Kirkus Reviews

Music: Funky groover Cash’s Juke Joint and indie songwriter Schaefer Llana

Hosts: Jim Dees with Paul Tate and the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:
Thursday, Feb. 22 – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, March 1  – 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN

Saturday, March 2 – 3 pm (ET) WUTC 88.1 FM Chattanooga, TN

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, March 3

3 pm (ET) WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

2 pm (MT) KNCE 93.5 | Taos, New Mexico



Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle is the author of the story collection Old Crimes (Algonquin); masterful stories that are as complex as novels.

McCorkle is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Life After Life and the widely acclaimed Hieroglyphics.

Old Crimes inludes the story, “Low Tones,” about a woman who uses her hearing impairment as a way to guard herself from her husband’s commentary.

In “Lineman,” a telephone lineman strains to connect to his family even as he feels pushed aside in a digital world.

In “Confessional,” a young couple buys a confessional booth for fun, only to discover the cost of honesty.

Jill McCorkle is the author of seven novels and five collections of short stories. Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books and four of her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories.

Among her numerous awards and accolades, McCorkle was recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.



Cash's Juke Joint

A premier musician from the storied Macon, GA music scene, Angel “Cash” Ocasio, Jr. is the founder and leader of Cash’s Juke Joint.

Versatile in many genres, Ocasio plays guitar and sings, accompanied by keyboards and percussion.

Cash’s Juke Joint bring a groovy mix of blues, sacred steel, soul, funk, and rock.

Cash’s originals include, Walk With Me and Mr. Easer.

Schaefer Llana

Schaefer Llana is a singer-songwriter currently performing solo shows after extensive national tours with the Jimbo Mathus band.

Her latest singles on Big Legal Mess Records are produced by Mathus and Bruce Watson and include
The Start of Spring, The Great Pretender and It’s Gonna Take Some Time.

Her albums include 49 Ceiling Tiles.