TMR broadcasting live this evening

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015

Join the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at Off Square Books, 129 Courthouse Square, tonight at 6 p.m.

Guests will include author Vu Tran with musical guests, The Lane Chapel Quintet from Tupelo and bluesman Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, a native of Tula.

Perry was recording gospel music at legendary Chess Records as a teenager during its 1950s heyday. As a blues singer, Perry’s CDs include Jook Joint Stomp, Reason I Sing the Blues and his most recent, The Clarksdale Sessions.

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The Perry family (including keyboard/vocalists Sharo and Bill Jr.) were recently honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker on the Oxford square.

The Lane Chapel Male Quintet performs a wide variety of music, ranging from spirituals to modern R&B. Earlier this year, the group received a 2015 Governor’s Award for Musical Excellence.

Admission is free.

Hosts are Jim Dees and the Thacker house band, the Yalobushwhackers.

The broadcast also can be heard live on 92.1FM and