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Thacker Mountain and Oxford American team up for a big show at the Lyric

Thursday night, Thacker Mountain’s last show of the season– and the Doubledecker weekend show– is going to be a joint production with the Oxford American– whose latest music issue was about Mississippi.

They’re going to have the Mighty Gospel Warriors, my favorite Mississippi Gospel band– purveyors of intense Gospel funk– Tyler Keith (with his new band) […]

Jon Langford of the Mekons to be on Thacker Mountain Radio March 1st

As the title notes, Jon Langford of the Mekons will be on Thacker March 1st.  He apparently noted that the date is appropriate because it’s the Saints Day of the patron saint of Wales.

Here’s an interview with Langford about the Mekons, who Lester Bangs once called better than the Beatles. The interview […]

Tomorrow (Thursday) Bobby Rush & Chitlin’ Circuit on Thacker Mountain

Tomorrow night, it’s friends of the blog Bobby Rush (THE KING OF THE CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT), Preston Lauterbach (author of a recent history of the Chitlin’ Circuit) and Bill “Howlin’ Mad” Perry


on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6:00 in Oxford. Be […]

Johnny Rawls is in town tonight!

Tonight, soul and blues singer/guitarist Johnny Rawls is in town, on Thacker Mountain at 6 and then in Two Stick at 10 in a show sponsored by Scott Barretta.

Martha Foose will also be on Thacker talking about her new cookbook.

Rawls has serious deep southern soul credentials:

He began playing professionally while […]

Thursday: Andre Dubus, Gee’s Bend Quilters on Thacker Mountain

Author Andres Dubus, III, who has recently published a very well-received memoir will be the writer.

Quilters on the radio, you ask?  They’ll be singing gospel, and the author of a book on their quilts will be speaking.

Nice poster, below.

Thacker Mountain / Film Fest on schedule tonight at Lyric

Snow or no snow the show’s a go.

Be there or be square!

Mississippi Barbecue Brown Bag today at Southern Studies

I’m one of several speakers about Mississippi barbecue at lunch today at Southern Studies. I intend to get some barbecue from Tallulah’s en route to the event.

While on the subject of local events, I recommend folks consider Thacker Mountain tomorrow, where the music will be the the Rising Sun Fife and Drum Band […]

Oxford Film Festival this weekend!

I’ve been remiss for not drawing attention to the Oxford Film Festival, particularly since my daughter, Sarah Simonson, has a documentary short film in the festival!

I recommend going to see Dinner on the Grounds, at 11:15 tomorrow (Saturday) morning. That’s Sarah’s film.  It’s a documentary about traditions of “all day suppers and dinner […]

Thacker Mountain benefit with Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, all for $10

This Thursday, Thacker Mountain Radio is having a benefit show and concert at the Ford Center in Oxford.

The show will feature performances by Marty Stuart, his wife Connie Smith (famous for “Once A Day,” and one of the great country singers. It’s a rare treat to see her), the Rising Star Fife […]