On the first day of spring 2021, Thacker Mountain Radio Hour welcomes Grammy-nominated blues musician Cedric Burnside (“Benton County Relic”) with Memphis garage-surf combo, Impala (“In the Late Hours”) and debut short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black).
Thacker Mountain is excited for this week's show, featuring a live wire debut story collection set in Florida by Dantiel W. Moniz (Milk Blood Heat), plus gonzo New Orleans goth with DiNOLA and Memphis Americana songwriter, Davis Coen.
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is delighted to welcome ESPN writer and Oxford local Wright Thompson with his exploration of the most coveted bourbon in the world in Pappyland; the return of British folk singer Shirley Collins and the esoteric jazz stylings of Alex Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra.
Thacker Mountain is delighted to welcome author (and frequent visitor and friend) Ralph Eubanks and his evocative new memoir A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, which takes the reader on a literary road trip from Jesmyn Ward's Gulf Coast to William Faulkner's hills. We’ll talk to Ralph about landscape and literature and why Eudora Welty favored a certain Jitney Jungle store.
This week on Thacker Mountain Radio Hour we’re delighted to welcome bestselling author Brit Bennett. Her novel The Vanishing Half, a mesmerizing story of twin sisters taking very different paths (one passes for white without telling her husband and children), debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and is in development as a series for HBO.
When Oksana and her family move from the Ukraine to Florida to begin a new American life, her physicist father delivers pizza at night to make ends meet, her cranky mother sits at home all day worrying, and her flamboyant grandmother relishes the attention she gets from men. All Oksana wants is to be as far away from her family as possible, to have friends, and to be normal—and though she constantly tries to do the right thing, she keeps getting in trouble.