Fuzzy guitar great Jimmy Thackery at Bluesdays today

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Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers at Bluesdays in the Village at Squaw Valley on Aug. 13.
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Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers make their third Bluesdays appearance today in The Village at Squaw Valley. The weekly concert is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thackery has a unique guitar sound and he plays in a fuzzy style similar to Dick Dale’s surf music. His voice is a growl and his sense of humor a bit off-the-wall. Thackery fronted a Washington, D.C. band, the Nighthawks, for 14 years. It made 20 records before splitting up in 1986, although there are reunion shows. The Drivers began in 1992. It’s hard to total all of Thackery’s albums, but it is at the least more than 40. “He’s a master guitarist,” says Tinsley Ellis, the esteemed blues rocker from Atlanta. Thackery lives in Belize, South America.

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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