The House of Eve

Tales from the 1950s South plus Delta blues and Knoxville tunes

Powerhouse Arts Center, Oxford, MS 38655 February 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 16 – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour continues its 2023 live performances on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 pm at the The Powerhouse Community Arts Center!

Doors: 5:30 pm – Show: 6 pm

FREE Admission! Come early and bring a pal!

The Powerhouse is located at 413 S 14th St, Oxford, MS.

Author: Sadeqa Johnson – The House of Eve – “Suspenseful and thought-provoking.” – Library Journal

Music: Blues musician Lady Australia “Honeybee” Jones Neil and Knoxville, TN songwriter Kevin Abernathy

Hosts: Jim Dees and house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Thursday, Feb. 16 – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS FM 92.1 University of Mississippi

Friday, Feb. 24 – 6 am WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, Feb. 25 –3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, Feb. 26 – 3 pm (ET) WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

Listen: Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Spotify



Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson is the author of The House of Eve (Simon and Shuster). The novel takes place in 1950s Philadelphia where fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising a daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed on to her like a birthright.

“Suspenseful and thought-provoking.” – Library Journal

Johnson is the author of four novels including her previous novel, Yellow Wife which was named by Oprah Magazine as “27 of 2021 Most Anticipated Winter Historical Fiction books.” Yellow Wife was also a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award finalist for historical fiction.


Lady Australia "Honeybee" Jones Neil

Lady Australia “Honeybee” Jones Neil is a blues musician from Indianola, MS. The 78-years-young blues singer is the sister of the late bluesman, Paul “Wine” Jones. Neil plays down-home Mississippi blues while enjoying the climate of the south.

Neal spent much of her life in Indianapolis, Ind., before moving to Indianola when she retired in 2003.

“I wanted to get out of the cold and I came down here,” Neil told the Clarksdale Press Register.

Kevin Abernathy

Knoxville, TN musician (and one-time heavy metal guitarist) Kevin Abernathy has been hailed as “the best undiscovered singer-songwriter in America.” His 2012 release, Some Stories, drew comparisons to John Prine and Steve Earle. His latest releases include the Whammy Bar Diaries and the EP, Mapping the Strange.