Music & Shows
Published on August 1st, 2018 | by TLV News0
Thacker Mountain Radio Hour Will Be Live at the Link Centre in Tupelo this Saturday
Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Tupelo! Get on over to The Link Centre for an evening of music, poetry, and hand clappin’, foot stompin’ good times. Admission is free. Join hosts Jim Dees and Thacker house band the Yalobushwhackers. The guests will be poet Derrick Harriell, blues musician Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright, and soul-pop rockers Hannah Gill & The Hours. Both bands will perform full sets following the radio show, from 9–10 pm. Beer and wine will be available.
The Link Centre is located at 1800 West Main Street. For more information, call 662-690-4011. There will be no live broadcast, but this show will air Saturday, August 11, at 7 pm on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
In Derrick Harriell’s latest poetry collection, Stripper in Wonderland (LSU Press), 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.
Maryland natives Hannah Gill & The Hours blends 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 & The Hours have just released a new five-song EP, Lost in Words.
Marcus “Mookie” Cartwright started out as teenage prodigy learning Howlin’ Wolf songs at the knee of Hubert Sumlin. He is now an accomplished live performer who 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.