Thacker celebrates the 25th annual Oxford Conference for the Book! Airing Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. on your MPB radio station or online.
Your hosts: Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.
The guests: Bestselling author Martin Amis (The Rub of Time), sister blues duo Larkin Poe, country rockers Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.
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Martin Amis is the author of The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2017 (Knopf). This is the definitive collection of essays and reportage from one of the most provocative and widely read writers—with new commentary by the author.
For more than thirty years, British author Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics—politics, sports, celebrity, America, and literature. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. The Rub of Time is a vital addition to any Amis fan’s bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.
Amis is the author of fourteen novels—including the bestsellers Money and London Fields—the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.
The new album from Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Years (Bloodshot Records), dropped April 6. It highlights Shook’s sly lyrical wit and her band’s sound—classic country with a contemporary earthy tension.
Rolling Stone said, “Her sound is a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude.”
Rebecca and Megan Lovell—singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters—perform their own brand of roots rock as Larkin Poe.
Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe.
Their 2014 release, KIN, quickly established their sound: Haim-esque vocal harmonies with thick, gnarly guitar riffs. Their most recent album, Peach, finds the duo exploring their blues roots via covers of Son House, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly.