19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and formed the six-piece Assassins, recording three R&B-based albums on his own Seymour label. Financial problems led to Thackery dissolving the Assassins in 1991 to form the trio, Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers, with Mark Stutso (drums) and Wayne Burdette (bass). A recording contract with Blind Pig Records ensued, leading to 1992s Empty Arms Motel album. Thackery has released several more albums for Blind Pig (with Burdette replaced by Michael Patrick), recording with producer Jim Gaines. He recorded an album with Bonnie Raitts brother David in 1999. Although his albums have...
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