Monday, December 1, 2014

Lead Singer and Guitarist of Oxford, MS Local Band Gives His Last Performance

Thacker Mountain Radio is a live radio show broadcasted every Thursday at 6p.m. from Oxford, Mississippi during the spring and the fall. The show features a literature reading by an author as well as a guest band following the performance from the Yalobushwackers, the house band. The show began in 1997 called “Words and Music” and was held at an Oxford bar, now known as the Burgundy Room. Off Square Books now hosts the show, and Mississippi Public Radio has broadcasted it since 2001. Hosted by Jim Dees, the show is free and open to the public, and airs again on the following Saturday night at 7p.m. on radio and online.

Jake performs with the Yalobushwackers
at Thacker Mountain.

Thacker Mountain Radio has had multiple vibrantly talented artists and authors on the show over the past few years. The Yalobushwackers consists of four band members including guitarist and lead singer Jake Fussell; drummer Wallace Lester; multi-instrumentalist Slade Lewis; and pianist Mark Yacovone. November 20th was the last show for the 2014 year, and Thacker Mountain will return in February. However, this year’s final show was particularly sentimental for guitarist and lead singer Jake Fussell. For more on that story, click here.

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