Riding and painting ‘The Watercolor Road’!

Backroads and hometown tunes!

On air and online: Thursday, June 22- Sunday, June 25

Music: Singer-songwriter and former finalist of NBC-TV’s The Voice Walker Wilson and neo-soul singer Ally Durr

Author: Acclaimed artist/author, Wyatt Waters

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

Air times:

Thursday, June 22 – 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, June 23 – 6 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio

Saturday, June 24 – 3 pm (ET) WUTC  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, June 25 at 3 pm (ET) – WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville

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



Wyatt Waters

A prolific painter and watercolorist, Wyatt Waters’ most recent book is The Watercolor Road – Painting and Writing Through the American’s 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 HomeAn Oxford Sketchbook, and in collaboration with Mississippi restauranteur, Robert St. John, A Southern PalateSouthern SeasonsAn 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.



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 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 HereWanna Want You and Dear Raymond.