All shows start at 7 pm, $10 admission:
2013 Show Schedule
|June 7, 2013||Meridian’s Greatest Hitmakers||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|July 5, 2013||The Revue features Belmont||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|August 2, 2013||Little Big Stars||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|September 6, 2013||Be Bop a Lula….Rockin’ the Revue||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|October 4, 2013||Retro Country Classics||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|November 1, 2013||Camp Meeting Revue…Peace in the Valley||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
|December 6, 2013||Sucarnochee Christmas||The Temple Theater - Meridian, MS|
The April 6th, 2012 Sucarnochee Revue features legendary Blues Man King Edward and Folk group Tom Foolery!
Plus Jack’s twin brother Dr. John White in his alias of Budd Harbis is slated to play some blues harp with Jacky Jack.
The Stagehands and all the great cast will be at the Temple Theater Friday night at 7 Pm in downtown Meridian, MS.
Great article about Jacky Jack White & The Sucarnochee Revue! Flip to page 9 to read the article entitled “Sweet Music” – By the way, Ken Flynt took the photos for the Prime Lifestyle article on the Revue and Scott Jay had the cover shot.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting will begin filming the Sucarnochee Revue the first Friday night of each month for a television series to be broadcast later this fall. The first taping will occur on August 6 at 7 pm at Meridian’s Temple Theatre, and will be a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers and Elvis, “Jimmie and Elvis.” Also, several additional tapings will take place at the University of West Alabama starting August 27. Dr. Judy Lewis Executive Director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Jacky Jack White producer/host of the Sucarnochee Revue Radio Program have agreed to partner with schools, agencies, foundations, and businesses in Mississippi and Alabama to produce a television version of the popular radio series. The Sucarnochee Revue begins its seventh season of radio syndication in August. The tapings are open to the public and tickets are $8 at the door.
“This is a significant step in the history of our show and we hope the residual benefit will be great for business, the arts, and tourism in this region of Mississippi and Alabama. We also will work with the radio and television departments of UWA and other schools to teach the practical nuts and bolts of radio/television production and syndication,” says White.
The Stagehands have become a favorite of Sucarnochee Revue audiences and everyone just loves to hear them sing. What you may not know is that they are getting to meet and get their photographs taken with all sorts of folks, including Jacky Jack White!
And now we’ve obtained some of those photos from sources who would prefer to remain nameless and we’re publishing them here for your review!
By Meaghan Gordon
Originally Published in the Demopolis Times
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Sucarnochee Revue, the nationally syndicated radio program showcasing Black Belt music, returns to the University of West Alabama for a live taping Friday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium.
This edition of the musical variety show will feature several genres, including folk, blues, country, gospel, pop, bluegrass and more.
“There is an incredible amount of talent in the area that spans the musical spectrum, and we use the Sucarnochee Revue as a platform for these artists,” said producer and host Jacky Jack White.
Atlanta’s Jackson County Line, a six-piece alternative country group led by singer/songwriter Kevin Jackson, is known for its sweet, laidback harmonies and all-acoustic instrumentation. Prominently featured chamber-pop cello and muted trumpet are surprising additions that set the group apart. Other group members include Cade Lewis, bass; Steve Warner, percussion; Matt Phillips, mandolin; Tim Anderson, cello; and Danielle Sansone, keyboards and vocals.
Rubber Soul, a Beatles tribute band, transports the audience back to the days of Beatlemania. Its performances include much of the visual imagery of the Beatles through accurate reproductions of the instruments used by the Fab Four and authentic costumes that span the group’s career. Even stage banter is done with British accents.
Gospel group Audrey Graves and the True Vine Fellowship Singers are in-demand across the Southeast. Graves’ distinctive keyboard and singing styles drive the Spirit-filled performances. The group’s recordings “I Really Needed Jesus” and “Woke Up on the Wrong Side of the World” are gospel radio favorites.
The Sucarnochee Stage Hands, Justin McCoy and Ivory Robinson, began by assisting with the production set up until their talent was discovered. A fan favorite, the duo is featured on the upcoming Silverwolf/Sucarnochee Records CD, “Music for the New South, Volume 3.”
In addition to this month’s guests, the Revue regulars, including Jacky Jack White, Mississippi Chris Sharp and the Jangalangs, J. Burton Fuller, and Britt Gully, round out the performance.
Presenting Black Belt regional music in its most authentic manner, the Revue was honored by the Country Music Association for its continuing efforts to support the grassroots of country music. The show has also received recognition from the Black Belt Community Foundation and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Sponsored by UWA’s Center for the Study of the Black Belt and the Sumter County Fine Arts Council, the Sucarnochee Revue airs on public and commercial stations across the county and the world. The show airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. on Alabama Public Radio. Now in its sixth year of production, the Revue also tapes live the first Friday night of each month at the historic Temple Theatre in Meridian, Miss.
Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information about the show, contact White at 205-652-6680 or visit www.jackyjack.com.
The Revue leads up to the seventh annual Sucarnochee Folklife Festival. The festival, a celebration of Black Belt regional culture, takes place Saturday, April 17 in downtown Livingston and includes the Sucarnochee 5K River Run, Cornbread Cook-off, folk artists, musicians, storytellers, a walking ghost tour and more. For more information about the Sucarnochee Folklife Festival, please call 205-652-3892.
The Sucarnochee Revue is extremely excited to announce the news that Jack Jack White has been added to the roster of Southern Arts Artists!
Jacky Jack’s induction into this great list of Southern Artists will provide him with the opportunity to share his music with even more children and adults all over the South. South Arts (formerly the Southern Arts Federation), a nonprofit regional arts organization, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers and annual portfolio of activities designed to address arts-related issues important to our region and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.
The organization works in partnership with the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, member states, foundations, businesses and individuals.
The mission of South Arts is to strengthen the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies and nurturing a vibrant quality of life.
Jacky Jack White has been promoting excellence in the musical arts and nurturing a high quality of life for all of his fans and supporters for years. A big THANK YOU to the good folks at South Arts for honoring Jacky Jack by recognizing his contributions to our communities!
Jacky Jack has a song co-written with Perry Sanders,Jr. that will be featured in a movie produced by Earth, Wind, and Fire’s singer/guitarist Sheldon Reynolds slated for a Fall release.
More details later.
Marianne Todd’s glossy magazine, Mississippi Weddings, makes its debut in major bookstores in March 2010. Look for a seven page pictorial/article entitled “Take Your Honey to the Sucarnochee Revue”. Marianne is one of Mississippi’s most recognized photographers and the wife of the talented Dudley Tardo of the famous House Rockers Blues Band featured in the film, Last of the Juke Joints.
(below is an excerpt)
It’s an electric night at Meridian’s Temple Theatre.
With the last of the crowd taking their seats, a wave of silence moves over the room as the pipe organ and its player lower like an elevator in front of the stage.
On stage, Jacky Jack White’s blues eyes sparkle from beneath the brim of his 10-gallon cowboy hat as the host glides through the beam of a white spotlight to center stage. The young woman to his right takes the microphone in hand.
“Now, your host for the evening, a South City Records recording artist, and also for those of you in Radio Land who can’t see Jacky Jack White, he’s my 6-foot-four bald-headed husband.”
Jody Tartt White turns on her heels and walks from the stage, but not before White can steal a kiss.
An enthusiastic applause rises to greet the lazy strum of her husband’s guitar.
“I’m sittin’ in the shade of a sycamore grove, listening to a blade of Johnson grass grow,” White begins to sing in a deep and seasoned voice. “It’s a perfectly marvelous moon pie afternoon.”
The violin on his left begins to weave its sound through the mix while behind him an upright bass plucks in rhythm. The Sucarnochee Revue has begun yet another Friday night of entertainment in this east Mississippi city known for its original music and high volume of accomplished musicians…
This article is excerpted from Steve’s international blog American Roots’N Blues Music from Mississippi
Jacky Jack White, dressed in a shark skin suit and John B. Stetson hat, had to duck low to get his extra tall frame through the back stage door of the Meridian Temple Theatre. He came spinning out to greet us on that hot mid-August Friday afternoon like a fire ball caught up in a whirl wind. Jacky was shaking our hands, talking a mile a minute, sipping a pepsi and pitching in to help us load in our guitars, mandolin, up right bass, banjos, washboard and even a hand saw, that we were planing on playing that night as the featured artist on his show, the Sucarnochee Revue.
We tour and record as Steve Gardner, the Jake Leg Stompers and Friends and hail from every point of the compass. Mississippi, Nashville, London, Tokyo and Berlin. We were back in the USA promoting our new record at the time, WALKING THE DOG, after winter and spring tours in Japan, Austria and Germany.
With Jacky’s help we piled our gear into a corner of the Temple Ball Room, which serves as the “green room” and backstage for the Sucarnochee Revue radio show. After settling in we were met and welcomed by Jacky’s side kick, a tall gent dressed in western boots and hat; who looked like he would be just as comfortable astride a big bay mare wrangling a big herd as to stretching his stride herding and wrangling musicians. He told us to call him, “Side Kick” and that his job is to, “keep Jacky in line, keep an eye on the clock, the stock, and the lock…Boys, I’m the steady driving hand behind this whole shabang…I’m the ‘ears’ to Jacky Jacks mouth.” They make a great combination.
In every corner of the the ball room other musicians were jamming, swapping stories, eyeing each other like tom cats, tuning and warming up. Some were still loading in gear as some local ladies tossed salads, mixed ice tea and uncovered dish after dish at a large, heavy laden table set up at the front of the ball room. After a short blessing was said by Jacky Jack, the back stage crowd began chowing down on some of the best home cooking that you’ll ever find any where. There was everything there from fried chicken and cornbread to home-made cakes, cookies and pie .
Shortly after we ate Jacky Jack led us out onto the stage of the magnificent, well restored Temple theatre. Church pews lined the back of the stage where there was a clear view from there to audience seats in front, back and all the way into the balcony. What a place and what a great sound. While the side kick and Jacky worked the APPLAUSE PLEASE sign, the technicians marked our places and the sound people set our microphones. All were top notch professionals who enjoyed the challenge of bringing to life the sounds of our vintage, National reso-phonic guitars and washboards; although they did pause when Brandon Armstrong pulled out his tuba and Bill Steber broke out his musical saw.
By the time the sound check was completed and we had our show clothes on, the clock had ticked around to show time. The sounds of the big pipe organ filled the theatre as the crowd poured in. The Sucarnochee Revue was up and running almost taking on a life of it’s on.
I love radio and we do as many radio shows as we can but shows like the Sucarnochee Revue are too few and far between. This is the real deal. We were honoured and delighted to be featured on the Sucarnochee Revue and to have the chance to play eight or ten tunes.
We even did a version of WALKING THE DOG with Jacky Jack while his young daughter, Mary Mac, danced along behind us to the delight of the nearly 1000 in the audience that night. The Sucarnochee Revue is family and kid friendly. There were as many kids back stage and on stage as in the audience.
Later on in the show I had the pleasure to sit in with Jacky and a couple of his regulars, The Stage Hands, along with Internationally famous recording artist and bass man Chris Etheridge, who borrowed our bass player, Hisa Nakase’s new National Reso-phonic bass for a few tunes. We did a version of MY GIRL.
Before we knew it the whole cast was gathered on stage for one last tune, MAY THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN. Then the stage lights were going down and we were shaking hands and hugging new friends good bye. We repacked our gear to head off down the highway to the next of the 26 shows and recording session that lay ahead of us. But at the end of it all we all agreed that the Sucarnochee Revue was one of the highlights of our USA tour.
So tune it in and turn it up, the SUCARNOCHEE REVUE is ON THE AIR… APPLAUSE PLEASE!