Jimmy Thackery (born May 19, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American Blues singer and guitarist.
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. His latest album 'Feel the Heat' was released in April 2011.
- 1992 Empty Arms Motel
- 1993 Sideways in Paradise (with John Mooney)
- 1994 Trouble Man
- 1995 Wild Night Out
- 1996 Drive To Survive
- 1996 Partners in Crime (with Tom Principato)
- 1998 Switching Gears
- 2000 Sinner Street
- 2000 That´s It! (with David Raitt)
- 2002 We Got It
- 2002 Whiskey Store" with Tab Benoit)
- 2003 Guitar (Instrumental/Compilation)
- 2003 True Stories
- 2004 Whiskey Store Live (with Tab Benoit)
- 2005 Healin' Ground
- 2006 In the Natural State (with the Cate Brothers)
- 2007 Solid Ice
- 2008 Live! 2008
- 2008 Inside Tracks
- 2010 Live in Detroit
- 2011 Feel the Heat
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External links 
JIMMY THACKERY and The Drivers - "IT'S MY OWN FAULT"
Nov 13, 2010.
Jimmy Thackery HOBARTS BLUES (Watson)
JOHNWATSONVIDEO J Thackery & The Drivers live in Studio B at WNCW 88.7 Spindale NC.
The man...on stage for Hippie Jack's.
JIMMY THACKERY and The Drivers "Hang Up and Drive"
Live at Callahan's, Nov 13, 2010.
JIMMY THACKERY - COOL GUITARS
A Cool Song You Can Find On I Tunes & Amazon mp3.
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers - "SOLID ICE"
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers at Callahan's, Auburn Hills, MI July 30, 2009.
Popa Chubby & Jimmy Thackery "Red House"
Popa & Jimmy Jammin at the State 8-11-11.
Jimmy Thackery... Cool Guitars (Sell The Bitch's Car)
Jimmy Thackery rocks out the night at the greatest venue...Skippers' Smokehouse in Tampa.. One of my favorite songs.. yes I have wanted to "sell the bitch's ...
Jimmy Thackery, "Bullfrog Blues" Live at Blues For A Cure 2009, Vonn Jazz Lounge, Columbus, OH
Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers performing "Bullfrog Blues" live at Sean Carney's Blues For A Cure 2009, Vonn Jazz Lounge, Columbus, OH on December 11, 2009. ...
Jimmy Thackery Star Spangled Banner/Red House
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers Seattle 1997.
Tue, 14 May 2013 09:36:00 -0700
The Roanoke show reunites the Hills with Nikki's manager, Harry Turner, a Salem native and Botetourt County resident whose clients include blues-rocker Jimmy Thackery, blues duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, and singer Reba Russell. But to Nikki Hill, ...
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:17:58 -0700
Enjoy rocking blues with Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $21.50 and $29.50. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder play two shows of bluegrass and country at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m., it's 10 ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:03:43 -0700
Saturday's Bluesapalooza (11:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.) features the impassioned down-home soul of JJ Grey & Mofro; feral blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis; tenacious funk-blues jive of Mingo Fishtrap; rockin' blues guitarist Jimmy Thackery; high-energy gypsy ...
New York Times
Fri, 03 May 2013 17:05:42 -0700
Jimmy Thackery, blues. May 9 at 7:30 p.m. $20 and $25. Lipbone Redding, jazz and blues. May 10 at 8:30 p.m. $20 and $25. Joe Louis Walker, blues. May 11 at 8:30 p.m. $25 and $30. Harrison Roach, folk. May 12 at 7:30 p.m. $15 and $20. Towne Crier Cafe ...
Sun Star Courier
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:57:13 -0700
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers will perform at 9 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $15. THEATER. Clague Playhouse, 1371Clague Road, Westlake. 440-331-0403. “Black Tie,” 8 p.m. May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25; 2 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tickets are ...
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