Thacker News – Holiday Members Party Friday; new affiliate announced

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour closes out 2022 with their annual holiday membership party on Friday, Dec. 2. The show is also announcing a new radio/online affiliate, WUOT, 91.9 FM in Knoxville, TN. The membership party will be held Friday at the Lyric Oxford from 6-8:30 pm and will feature an online silent auction with…
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Thacker’s back, Thursday at the Powerhouse!

Big band! Big book! Big night! – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour kicks off its Fall 2022 season, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 pm, with a live show and after party at the Powerhouse Arts Center in Oxford (413 S. 14th Street). Admission is FREE. Guests will include author Matt Bondurant and his novel, Oleander…
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“Fish” Michie joins Thacker Mountain band for Book Fest show

Jim “Fish” Michie, well-known to Mississippi music fans from his days as keyboardist for the Tangents, a hard-driving R&B band from the 1980-90s, returns to Jackson, MS this Saturday, Aug. 20. Michie will perform at Hal and Mals at 7:30 pm as part of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’s house band, the Yalobushwhackers. Admission is $10…
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Host Post: ‘Smiling from our souls’

From my vantage point, standing onstage, only feet away from the hot-as-a-rocket Mississippi country group Chapel Hart, the frenzied crowd response felt like a tsunami of euphoria. I could actually feel the heat. Then they turned it up a notch. The ladies and their tight road band launched into their #1 hit, “You Can Have…
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Sunday in the Grove: Wingwalking a world of wonders

  This Sunday, June 5 at 6 pm in the Grove, we’ll present two authors with direct ties to Oxford, including Taylor Brown, whose latest novel, Wingwalkers, has Oxford as its setting for at least half the book and William Faulkner as a main character. In Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s, World of Wonders, the opening essay, Catalpa…
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Blue Mountain and the Golden Age

It’s been said there was a “Golden Age” in Oxford, perhaps roughly from the 1980s, through the early 2000s. In the late 80s, early 1990s, across a three-block area, one could wonder at the magic-filled shelves of Square Books; enjoy a $2.99 plate lunch at the Gin; snag some 89 cent rolling papers from Willie…
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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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