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 City, about the adventure, chaos (and political corruption) surrounding the 1900 Galveston, Texas hurricane. Musical guests will be one of our longtime favorites, Delta pianist Eden Brent, and a new guest to Thacker, Alabama guiatrist Jody Nelson.  Nelson will play for our social hour following the show. More info on guests here: Season Premiere!

Jim Dees will host the program with the expanded version of the house band, the Yalobushwhacker Big Band with the Thacker Horns and guest vocalist, Mary Frances Massey.

Doors: 5:30 pm – Show: 6 pm 

“After Thacker” Social Hour: 7 pm  – Music: Jody Nelson

Special Thanks to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council & South Arts for bringing Jody Nelson to the show

Air times:

Thursday, Sept. 1 – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, Sept. 9 – 6 am WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, Sept. 10–3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Archives: Thacker Mountain SoundCloud

We’re grateful for the crowds who came out this summer for our road shows – check out our Insta pix: (@thackermountain) – but it’s always good to get back home. Bring a pal and come early and plan to hang a minute after the show. Lubricate and conversate!

See yall Thursday!


Photos: Paul Tate (guitar) with Mary Frances Massey and saxophonist Doug Thomas and trombonist Michael Worthy (9-9-21)

This page: Thacker crew with Chapel Hart, Neshoba County Fair (7-23-22)