The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour kicks off its fall season this Saturday!
Hear author Beck Dorey-Stein's tales from the White House—plus music from singer-songwriters Grayson Capps and Amy Andrews.
The time: Saturday, September 15, 7 p.m. Central on your MPB radio station or online
Your hosts: Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers
Click here for more information about Thacker Mountain Radio Hour—celebrating the music and stories of the emerging South.
Beck Dorey-Stein is the author of From the Corner of the Oval (Spiegel and Grau), a memoir of her years working (and dating) in the Obama White House.
In 2012, Dorey-Stein was working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate D.C. outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went—recorder and mic in hand.
As she learned to navigate White House protocols and more than once ran afoul of the hierarchy, Dorey-Stein became romantically entangled with a consummate D.C. insider, and suddenly the political became all too personal.
Grayson Capps is a singer-songwriter based on the Alabama Gulf coast. His latest album is Scarlett Roses (Royal Potato Family).
Capps’ songwriting blends his literary sense of story with roadhouse musical chops.
Blurt magazine says, "His songs are literate, imaginative, and sometimes magical, his storytelling skills matched by an uncanny sense of musical history that will grow on you like kudzu vine."
Born in Baltimore and raised on the Chesapeake Bay, singer/songwriter Amy Andrews was brought up on the sounds of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Motown.
After years of vocal training for a career in musical theatre, she began writing her own music and performing on the road. Her latest releases are the 10-song LP My Best and her newest single, "Julie."
One reviewer described her sound as “Alison Krauss purity and Patty Griffin soul.” In November, Andrews will embark on a tour of the U.K.