The Watercolor Road!

Tunes and tales from the road in Clinton, MS!

Gore Arts Complex, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS June 17, 2023 at 6 pm

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to Clinton, MS on Saturday, June 17th at 6 pm at the Gore Complex Auditorium on the campus of Mississippi College. Guests for the one-hour program will include former Voice contestant (and Raymond, MS native) Walker Wilson, Jackson neo-soul singer Ally Durr and acclaimed Clinton artist/author, Wyatt Waters.

The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.

Tickets are $20 and are available online at TicketPeak or at the door. Gore Auditorium is located at 400 East College Street on the east campus of Mississippi College.

(NOTE: No live broadcast. This show will be recorded for air the weekend of June 22-25).

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Wyatt Waters

A prolific painter and watercolorist, Wyatt Waters’ most recent book is The Watercolor RoadPainting and Writing Through the American South.

The book is a collection of over 100 paintings and twenty-one essays, plus an array of adages that depict southern life. The journey spans Arkansas, Louisiana, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the low country marshes of South Carolina, across southern farmlands and down to the balmy Florida Keys — plus points in between.

Waters’ previous books include Another Coat of Paint, Painting Home, An Oxford Sketchbook, and in collaboration with Mississippi restauranteur, Robert St. John, A Southern Palate, Southern Seasons, An Italian Palate, and A Mississippi Palate.

Wyatt is co-host with St. John of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s television series, Palate to Palette, a traveling culinary and art series set in Italy and Mississippi.

Waters is a past recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the art award from the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters (An Oxford Sketchbook). He earned a master’s degree in art at Mississippi College, where he received the Belleman Award for art and creative writing.

Wyatt and his wife, Kristi, reside in Clinton, just around the corner from their art gallery.


Ally Durr

Ally Durr is a singer songwriter from Jackson, MS. Her latest releases include the singles What You Livin For and Keep Fighting, which is included on the soundtrack of the film, I’m From You.

Walker Wilson

Singer-songwriter – and Raymond native – Walker Wilson saved money to move to Nashville in 2021. The move paid off when he landed a heralded spot on NBC’s The Voice. Wilson was coached by Blake Shelton and made it to the Battle Round.

Since then he has released the singles, Little Less Here, Wanna Want You and Dear Raymond.