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Thacker Mountain Radio Hour Performs in Tupelo this Saturday

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning, Oxford-based music and literary show, will return to Tupelo’s Link Centre this Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. Guests will include poet Derrick Harriell, blues musician Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright and soul-pop rockers, Hannah Gill and the Hours. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and house band, the Yalobushwhackers. The program is free and open to the public. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available.

Both bands will perform full sets following the radio show from 9-10 pm.
The Link Centre Concert Hall is located at 1800 West Main Street in Tupelo. A pre-show Tex-Mex dinner will be offered from 6-7:15 pm. Tickets for the dinner are $25 which includes a free beverage and a reserved seat for the show. For more information call 662-690-4011.
This episode of Thacker Mountain Radio will not be broadcast live but will air on Saturday, August 11 at 7 pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting which can be heard in Tupelo on WMAE 89.5 FM and on WMAV 90.3 FM in Oxford.

Derrick Harriell

Derrick Harriell’s latest poetry collection is Stripper in Wonderland (LSU Press). These percussive poems move from birth to death, funk to hip-hop, and racism to religion as Harriell explores the life of a modern black man transplanted from the American Midwest to the Deep South. Harriell directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi. His previous collections of poetry include Cotton (2010), and Ropes, which won the 2014 Poetry Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
Hannah Gill and the Hours photo submitted

Maryland-native Hannah Gill and The Hours blend 70s lo-fi pop and rock with contemporary soul and blues. Songwriter/vocalist Gill’s soulful, lush vocals are set off by Brad Hammonds’ jazzy arrangements and improvisational guitar. Hannah Gill and The Hours’ have just released a new five-song EP, Lost in Words, called by one reviewer, “the stuff alternative pop dreams are made of.” The band’s previous EP is, The Water (Footnote Records).
Marcus Mookie Cartwright

Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright is a blues musician originally from Stuttgart, Arkansas now based in Louisiana. Cartwright began as teenage prodigy learning Howlin Wolf songs at the knee of Hubert Sumlin. He now moves easily between acoustic and electric blues styles. His Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright Band appears widely on the festival circuit and showcases Cartwright’s formidable guitar skills.  
The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour continues its summer tour in Ocean Springs on Saturday, Aug. 25. The show returns to Oxford for its fall season at Off Square Books on Thursday Sept. 6 at 6 pm. For more information on guests and schedules for The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour visit the show’s website: https://thackermountain.com/.


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