This Sunday, Larry Morrisey visits with singer/songwriter Spencer Thomas from Jackson. Thomas was the drummer and co-founder of the roots band Young Valley. He’s recently released his first solo album, “Hangin’ Tough.” They talk about his process recording the record and his recent touring with a number of veteran musicians, including Jimbo Mathus and Justin Kinkel Schuster.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Patrick Sansone
Malcolm White talks with Meridian native Patrick Sansone, a talented multi-instrumentalist who has toured, written, and produced for well-known rock band Wilco since joining the band in 2004. In 1999, prior to Wilco, Sansone formed The Autumn Defense with Wilco’s bassist.The group went on to release three full-length albums. In 2010, he published 100 Polaroids, a book of photography.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Dr. Carmen Walters
Longtime Mississippi Arts Hour host Turry Flucker guest hosts this episode to interview the president of Tougaloo College, Dr. Carmen J. Walters. Tougaloo College will receive a 2020 Governor’s Arts Award for Preservation of the Arts. The Tougaloo College Art Collection was started during the Civil Rights Movement and has grown to include more than 1,500 pieces of fine art. It represents the first collection of modern art in the state. In July 2019, Walters became president of Tougaloo College with a commitment to advance the College’s mission—to provide students with an affordable and high-quality transformative education—and its ongoing commitment to social justice.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Maurice Surrell
Larry Morrisey visits with Maurice Surrell of the Jackson Southernaires. The group is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year and they continue to be a popular group on the gospel touring circuit. The group is a recipient of one of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards.
The Mississippi Arts Hour | Henry Danton
Larry Morrisey talks with ballet master and 2020 Governor's Arts Award recipient Henry Danton. Danton is a native of England and began dancing in London during World War II. Now 100 years-old, he has traveled throughout the world performing and teaching. He has lived and taught in the Hattiesburg area for the past 23 years.