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Thacker Mountain Radio Spills Onto the Oxford Square


It was a big and beautiful event last night (Thursday, March 24) as the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour found itself on the receiving end of a standing room only crowd and weather fine enough to force the huge glass windows outside of Off Square Books to be propped open for the first time this season, spilling out cool North Mississippi rhythm/blues/country/rock music onto the Oxford Square.

Thacker Mountain Radio HourGuests at last night’s broadcast included author Keith Lee Morris (Traveler’s Rest); the Georgia acoustic duo, Cicada Rhythm; the Oxford band, Anne Freeman and the Garbage Sons; plus the winner of the Elvis Meets Einstein writing competition for the third year in a row, David Tran.

Eric Lewis and Mark Yacovone tune up before the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour broadcast on Thursday, March 24. All photos by Jeff McVay
Eric Lewis and Mark Yacovone tune up before the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour broadcast on Thursday, March 24.
All photos by Jeff McVay

And, as always, host Jim Dees kept the throng of listeners chuckling along as the Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers, maintained a smooth and steady rhythm to keep the evening at an even keel between guests.

Check out the embedded videos and photos in this post to revisit a very special night in history book that is Thacker Mountain Radio.

HOTTY TODDY! See you at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour next Thursday.

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour had an overflowing crowd on Thursday, March 24, at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square. Photo by Jeff McVay
The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour had an overflowing crowd on Thursday, March 24, at Off Square Books on the Oxford Square.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Anne Freeman of Anne Freeman and the Garbage Sons play at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Thursday, March 24. Photo by Jeff McVay
Anne Freeman of Anne Freeman and the Garbage Sons play at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Thursday, March 24.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Host Jim Dees rallies the crowd at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour broadcast on Thursday, March 24. Photo by Jeff McVay
Host Jim Dees rallies the crowd at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour broadcast on Thursday, March 24.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Pedal steel guitarist Kell Kellum of Anne Freeman and the Garbage Sons. Photo by Jeff McVay
Pedal steel guitarist Kell Kellum of Anne Freeman and the Garbage Sons.
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Yalobushwhackers Wallace Lester (left) and Slade Lewis play for a standing room only crowd at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Thursday, March 24. Photo by Jeff McVay
The Yalobushwhackers Wallace Lester (left) and Slade Lewis play for a standing room only crowd at the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour on Thursday, March 24.
Photo by Jeff McVay
The Yalobushwhackers frontman Eric Lewis. Photo by Jeff McVay
The Yalobushwhackers frontman Eric Lewis.
Photo by Jeff McVay
Yalobushwhackers drummer Wallace Lester. Photo by Jeff McVay
Yalobushwhackers drummer Wallace Lester.
Photo by Jeff McVay

Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com.

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