The Sucarnochee Revue TV/Radio Show returns Friday night March 2nd to the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian, Mississippi at 7 PM featuring legendary folk singers Larry Hanks and his wife Deborah Robins. Also featured are Kevin Sport, host of “The Right Place” on Sports South TV, teenage country rocker Anna Morgan Michel, and the regular cast of the Sucarnochee Revue.
Larry Hanks has performed with hundreds of musicians throughout his long career. Some of them include: Mike Seeger, Utah Phillips Geoff Muldaur, Malvina Reynolds, and Janis Joplin, to name a few. He was a vital part of the late 1950’s folk movement in America and has long been an advocate for folk life preservation.
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins record on Down Home Music, Amoeba Records.
Kevin Sport is the host of “The Right Place” television series on Sports South. The program features top country music songwriters and the inspirational stories behind many of their songs.
By the age of ten, Anna Morgan Michel was already professionally writing, performing, and singing. She is a regular on the festival circuit and was recently featured on Mississippi Public Television.
This is the eighth season for the Sucarnochee Revue. The Revue is on Alabama and Mississippi Public Television and Radio and locally on WMOX-AM on Saturday afternoons. The radio show is syndicated in 7 states and in Australia.
The Sucarnochee Revue is open to the public.
Admission is $10 at the door.
Hall of Famers Forbert and Wilder on Sucarnochee Revue!
The Sucarnochee Revue’s Special Concert Series features Mississippi Music Hall of Famers Steve Forbert and Webb Wilder September 2nd at the Temple Theater in Meridian at 7 pm.
Revue host Jacky Jack White explains, “Twice this year in September, the 2nd here in Meridian and the 16th at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, the Sucarnochee Revue will feature Hall of Fame caliber artists. Meridian favorite son Steve Forbert will join Hattiesburg’s Webb Wilder for the Temple Theater show and Bob Wootton and the Tennessee Three will headline the UWA show in Livingston. With the great feedback from the public television series, stage shows, and the radio programs, we think the Concert Series is the next step in the Revue’s evolution.”
Webb Wilder (born John Webb McMurry, May 19, 1954, Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a musician who has successfully mixed the sounds of country, surf guitar and rock & roll into a style known as “swampedelic”. His first album, It Came From Nashville, was released in 1986. Since then, Webb has developed a large following from his highly personal original music and road shows. Wilder also produced an award-winning collection of short films under the title of Corn Flicks. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Steve Forbert is a Meridian pop music singer-songwriter best known for his song “Romeo’s Tune”, which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980.
Critics once hailed him as the “new Bob Dylan”, given his similar vocal timbre and thoughtful songwriting. Although commercial success has proven uneven, his regard among music peers and aficionados has steadily grown. Forbert still enjoys a heavy schedule of live performances as well as recording and producing. His catalog of songs have been recorded by several artists, including Rosanne Cash, Keith Urban, Marty Stuart and the aforementioned Webb Wilder.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
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On March 11th Ramblin’ Steve Gardner was playing roots music for his fans and friends in a small club in Kiyasota near his home in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Suddenly, the room went dark, and started shaking so hard the walls and ceiling began to discernably crack. The Tohoku Earthquake or as the townspeople called it the Big Shake had struck. Soon after the enormous tsunami hit bringing with it more devastation and death. With no electric power, no water, sporadic mobile phone service, nuclear reactors reaching danger levels,and no real idea of how bad things were up north, Ramblin’ Steve took his resonator guitar and proceeded to play benefits and spontaneous concerts for a nearly unbroken sixty days. Things will never be the same in Tokyo. At any rate, this award winning musician and former photo/journalist for Time Magazine did more than his share to relieve the misery of a major catastrophe.
The Sucarnochee Revue will feature Ramblin’ Steve Gardner August 5th at 7 pm at the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian, Mississippi. Steve will be playing cuts from his latest CD on Buffalo Records, “Walking the Dog.” Other artists on the bill include Cheryl Luquier, William Michael Morgan, J Burton Fuller, Senator Videt Carmichael, Britt Gully, and producer/host Jacky Jack White. Admission is $10.
Jacky Jack White says, “Steve is one of the funniest, most engaging singer/guitarists I know. Add to his list of titles ‘hero.’ He could have hopped a jet home and he didn’t.”
The Sucarnochee Revue is broadcast nationwide on radio and locally on WMOX on Saturdays. The Revue is also aired Fridays at 8:30 pm and Saturdays at 11 pm on Mississippi Public Television. September 2nd the Revue will feature Webb Wilder and Steve Forbert in the first annual Hall of Fame Concert Series at the Temple Theater.
The Sucarnochee Revue will present good ole country music on the June 3rd edition at 7 pm at the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian, MS. Otha Barham & The Daydreamers; Jessica Strenth; Britt Gully and the Water Mocassins; J Burton Fuller; Rick McWilliams; the Hopkins Family; and Mississippi Chris Sharp will be the featured acts.
“Our show has featured just about every genre of music over the last few months as Mississippi Public Television co-produced with us twenty-six episodes for syndication,” claims Revue producer/host Jacky Jack White. “For this show in June we wanted to go back and do a lot of our favorite country songs with artists who really enjoy performing them.” The Sucarnochee Revue is shown on Friday nights at 8:30 pm and Saturday nights at 11 pm on Mississippi Public Television.
Alabama Public Television has filmed a documentary on the long running Sucarnochee Revue Radio Program and will air this production in the Fall and precede to carry the weekly series following. The Sucarnochee Revue Radio Program airs across the nation and public radio in Mississippi and Alabama and is heard locally Saturday afternoons on AM1010 WMOX.
The Sucarnochee Revue Radio and Television Program brings some hot music February 4th at 7 pm to the Temple Theater in downtown Meridian, Mississippi.
The show will feature
- Bill Ellison and Temperance Babcock (Bill is the host of MPB’s Grassroots).
- Naomi Morrison, longtime showcase performer from Dollywood in Tennessee will be there.
- The exciting Bluegrass band Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers will bring their own special kind of authentic Bluegrass.
- Anna Morgan Michel, a new teenage country sensation from South Mississippi is also making her first appearance on the Revue.
- Jacky Jack White, J Burton Fuller, Mississippi Chris Sharp, Britt Gully and Jessica Strenth are regular performers on the Sucarnochee Revue.
Last week Bill Ellison, 56, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for his contribution to the state’s cultural heritage. Since 1992 Ellison has hosted “Grassroots,” a Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio program dedicated to promoting the state’s history of bluegrass, acoustic and folk music.
“When we first got started, we knew there were great musicians in the regional music scene,” Ellison says. “The music scene has grown to be comparable to New Orleans and Memphis. People don’t realize how great these musicians are. The Sucarnochee Revue has contributed greatly to the exposure of these musicians. And we certainly think MPB has too.”
Ellison, a Jackson native, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in communications. He started his career working weekends as a broadcaster for former country music station WJXN. He has three children, two grandchildren and lives with his wife, Lynn, in Jackson.
Admission is $10 at the door.
For further info contact (205) 499-9988.
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.
Three new show dates have been added to the 2010 Sucarnochee Revue Schedule. All the new shows will be held on the University of West Alabama campus in the Bibb Grave Auditorium in Livingston, Alabama. The dates for the shows will be as follows:
- August 27, 2010
- September 24, 2010
- November 19, 2010
All shows are listed on the revised 2010 Show Schedule.