Joyful Noise at the Lyric!

Poet Jessica Fisher, the Ole Miss Gospel Choir plus special guest Cary Hudson!

The Lyric Oxford March 28, 2024 at 6 pm

Good time alert! The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to The Lyric Oxford on Thursday, March 28 at 6 pm! Guests will include poet Jessica Fisher, the Ole Miss Gospel Choir and songwriter Cary Hudson!

FREE Admission! Doors: 5:30 pm – Bar service available – Show: 6 pm

Author: Jessica Fisher (“Daywork”) – poetry collection “brings the faraway close.”

Music: Members of the Grammy-nominated University of Mississippi Gospel Choir plus songwriter (and Gibson Magazine’s Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players) Cary Hudson!

Hosts: Jim Dees with Paul Tate and the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Thursday, March 28 – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, April 5 – 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN

Saturday, April 6– 3 pm (E T) WUTC 88.1 FM Chattanooga, TN

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, April 7

3 pm (ET) WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

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

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Jessica Fisher

In her latest poetry collection, Daywork (Milkweed Editions), Jessica Fisher brings “the faraway close,” through ruthless yet tender interrogations of possibility and permanence.

Set against the backdrop of the fallen empire of Rome, Daywork takes its title from the giornata—the name in fresco painting for the section of wet plaster that can be painted in a single day, where each “day” is marked by the hidden seams in a finished painting.

Her previous books of poetry include, Frail-Craft, which won the 2006 Yale Younger Poets Prize, and Inmost, which was awarded the 2011 Nightboat Poetry Prize.

She lives with her family in Western Massachusetts.


Cary Hudson

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter, former Oxford resident and front man for the beloved rock band, Blue Mountain. His solo albums include Hobochitto, Town and Country (Daddy Rabbit Records) and Christmas in Mississippi.

He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine and continues to tour and write songs in a career spanning 30 years.

Hudson lives in south Mississippi and hopes to someday, “whistle like Professor Longhair.”

University of Mississippi Gospel Choir

Begun in 1974, the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir remains the only university choir in the country to be nominated for a Grammy in the gospel category (for their album, “Send Up the Praise” nearly 20 years ago).

Since then, the choir has performed regularly at sporting events, campus holiday celebrations, public concerts in Oxford and across the state and the South.

They even have a YouTube channel!