Thacker News – Cool gifts, live music Friday at The Lyric

The party’s back! The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will host its 8th Annual Holiday Membership party on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6-8:30 pm at The Lyric Oxford. The event will feature an online auction of unique gifts to raise funds for the show, plus live music by the Yalobushwhacker Big Band with the Holiday Horns!…
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Host Post: Bobby Rush Ain’t Studdin Ya!

At age 87 he still has better hair than you. More hit records too. In fact, 2021 has brought more acclaim than ever to bluesman Bobby Rush and his astonishing 70-years in show business. This year Bobby won his second Grammy for Best Traditional Blues for his album, Rawer Than Raw. He also published his memoir, I…
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Thacker News – Radio show rolls with the pandemic punches

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, like people and businesses everywhere, has been forced into changes to adapt to the Covid pandemic. The Oxford-based music and literature show features performances by musicians and authors in front of a live audience and all that came to an abrupt halt in March 2020. “We had a packed house…
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Thacker News – Radio show performs in The Grove this Sunday

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will perform in the Grove, Sunday, June 27 at 6 pm in the show’s first Oxford appearance with an audience since the Covid pandemic began last year. Admission is free and lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. The Grove is located at 1848 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655. The show…
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Thacker News – Radio show to play historic Meridian Theater

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning music and literature show based in Oxford, MS, will bring its program to Meridian, MS for that city’s Threefoot Festival, Saturday, May 15th at 6 pm. The performance will take place at the historic Temple Theater as the finale of Meridian’s two-day arts and music event. (State health…
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Host Post: Biloxi to Broadway, Clarksdale to Chicago

By Jim Dees – The careers of writer David Sheffield and blues musician Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (pictured) – are case studies in how to go for it, reach the pinnacle of your profession and stay true to the heart of your hometown. You can hear them both Saturday May 1, along with roots duo, Sugarcane…
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“Ladies of the Blues!” – Live in Clarksdale Friday!

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will record a live edition of its show – “Ladies of the Blues!” –  this Friday, April 16 at 6 pm in Clarksdale, MS as part of this year’s pandemic-modified Juke Joint Festival. The show will appear at the Delta Blues Museum Stage located at 1 Blues Alley in Clarksdale….
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Thacker News – Spring premiere with Bobby Rush and Nikki Giovanni!

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the Oxford, MS-based music and literature show, opens its spring season this weekend with two legends: celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni (above) and veteran bluesman, Bobby Rush. Also featured will be Colorado singer-songwriter, Xanthe Alexis. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers. The broadcast can be…
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