Thacker Mountain Radio Hour performs at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
The one-hour show is part of kick-off activities for the 2018 Oxford Film Festival. Admission to the radio show is free and open to public.
Guests will include debut novelist Xhenet Aliu (“Brass”), filmmaker/author Dan Mirvish (“Bernard and Huey”), Grenada native country musician Charlie Worsham and filmmaker/musician, Tav Falco. Hosts are Jim Dees and the Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.
The show can be heard locally on WUMS 92.1 FM and online: http://myrebelradio.com/. The program will be re-broadcast, Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Tav Falco is an innovative rock musician, photographer, filmmaker, author and actor. Raised in Arkansas, Falco moved to Memphis and in 1979, started a band, Panther Burns, that included late Memphis musicians Alex Chilton and Jim Dickinson. In 1981, the band released the EP, “Behind the Magnolia Curtain.” Falco has continued the Panther Burns to this day with rotating personnel. Their latest CDs are “Command Performance” and “A Tav Falco Christmas.”
Falco’s first full-length feature film, “Urania Descending,” is set in Little Rock (Pulaski County) and Vienna, Austria. It will screen on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. on Screen 3 at the Malco Oxford Studio Cinema. (For a complete Oxford Film Fest schedule: http://oxfordfilmfest.com/.)
Charlie Worsham is a country music musician originally from Grenada, Mississippi, who recently released his second album, “Beginning of Things” (Warner Music Nashville). His debut CD was “Rubberband.” This spring, he will embark on tour dates with Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert. Worsham is author of the book “Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, And One Man’s Country Music Journey” (Spring House Press).
Dan Mirvish is a filmmaker and author and the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. His latest film is “Bernard and Huey” based on a screenplay by Oscar/Pulitzer Prize winner, Jules Feiffer. As a director, producer and co-screenwriter, Mirvish made the feature adaptation of the hit Off-Broadway play, “Between Us (2012),” starring Julia Stiles. He is the author of “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking” (Focal Press).
Xhenet Aliu is the author of “Brass” (Random House), a fierce debut novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream. Aliu’s debut fiction collection, “Domesticated Wild Things and Other Stories,” won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, she now lives in Athens, Georgia. Aliu will sign copies of her book after the show at Square Books.
The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to Off Square Books next week, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Guests will include country musician-turned-author Radney Foster, Texas journalist Bryan Mealer and Duck Hill bluesman, Little Willie Farmer.
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