Jimmy Thackery

Jimmy Thackery

Real Name:
James Thackery
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Thackery spent fourteen years as part of The Nighthawks, the Washington, D.C. based blues and roots rock ensemble. After leaving the Nighthawks in 1986, Thackery toured under his own name.

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Washington, Thackery co-founded The Nighthawks with Mark Wenner in 1972 and went on to record over twenty albums with them. In 1986 he began touring with The Assassins, a six-piece original blues, rock and R&B ensemble which he had previously helped start as a vacation band when The Nighthawks took one of their rare breaks. Originally billed as Jimmy Thackery and The Assassins, the band toured the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Texas regions. The Assassins released a variety of recordings on the Seymour record label, two on vinyl (No Previous Record and Partners in Crime) and the 1989 CD Cut Me Loose.

In the wake of the Assassins 1991 break-up, Thackery has been leading a trio, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, whose early recordings were for the San Francisco, California based Blind Pig Records. In 2002 Thackery released, We Got It, his first album on Telarc and in 2006, In the Natural State with Earl and Ernie Cate on Rykodisc. In 2007, he released Solid Ice again with The Drivers.[2] His latest album, Wide Open, was released in 2014.[3]
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Jimmy Thackery Discography

Albums

BPCD 5006 Jimmy Thackery, John Mooney Jimmy Thackery, John Mooney - Sideways In Paradise(CD, Album) Blind Pig Records BPCD 5006 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD-83559 Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store(CD, Album) Telarc CD-83559 US 2002 Sell This Version
Jimmy Thackery Guitar Blind Pig Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Jimmy Thackery And Tab Benoit Jimmy Thackery And Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live! (Album) Telarc Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Jimmy Thackery Healin' Ground (Album) Telarc Blues US 2005 Sell This Version
RCD 10871 Jimmy Thackery With The Cate Brothers* Jimmy Thackery With The Cate Brothers* - In The Natural State(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10871 US 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

BPCD 8008 Jimmy Thackery The Essential Jimmy Thackery(CD, Comp) Blind Pig Records BPCD 8008 US 2006 Sell This Version
BPCD 8014 Jimmy Thackery Extra Jimmies(CD, Comp) Blind Pig Records BPCD 8014 US 2014 Sell This Version

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