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.