Saturday, Nov 21 – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour welcomes poet/filmmaker Tomos Roberts and Americana performer Kris Wilkinson Hughes (My Girl The River)
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Saturday. November 21 – 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting
9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio
3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thursdays 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi
Fridays 9 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio
Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) is a spoken-word poet and filmmaker, born in New Zealand to Welsh parents. He was inspired to write The Great Realization (Harper Collins) while homeschooling his seven-year-old brother and sister, and the resulting film includes a cameo from his brother, Cai. Since its release, Tomos’ heartfelt poem has been watched by tens of millions, bringing with it interviews, high-profile endorsements, and thousands of messages of appreciation from around the world. Tomos lives in London.
Selected by NBC’s Today show as a book “to ease kids’ anxiety about coronavirus,” The Great Realization’s message of hope and resilience, of rebirth and renewal, has captured the hearts of children and adults all over the globe. The book contains beautiful illustrations by award-winning Japanese artist, Nomoco.
Kris Wilkinson Hughes (aka My Girl The River) is a Louisiana songwriter who has lived for the past 18 years in Bedford, England. Her latest release, with her family band, is Cardinal in the Snow. The band is Hughes on guitar and vocals, husband Joe on bass and daughter Ruby on vocals and ukulele. The album is produced by Grammy nominated Neilson Hubbard and features guitarist (and former Thacker guest) Will Kimbrough. Hughes’ previous album, This Ain’t No Fairy Tale, was described as a ‘love letter to the American Deep South.’