Walk With Me Lord! Walk with me. These are words I say and pray often. They come from a Traditional Spiritual song that lives deep within my heart and soul.
When I hear Lucious Spiller sing it, I feel … [Read More...]
Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS IN POST
Bored? Well, then y'all don't live in CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI! Here's the weekly Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale that starts Thursday, October 20, 2016. … [Read More...]
The Mississippi Delta Music City of Clarksdale is at it again. The DEEP BLUES FEST is this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Clarksdale. Lord, have mercy! They even feature GOSPEL on Sunday!!!! It keeps getting better and better! #DeepBluesFest #DeepBluesFest16
Peruse the graphics below and don't waste any more time. Get here and experience music galore! Fantastic venues! … [Read More...]
Clarksdale Super Blues Sunday, or my favorite day in Clarksdale, is October 9, 2016. Have you made your plans to attend yet?!
In the past I have referred to the special time as the Best Day in Clarksdale but am digging this term Clarksdale Super Blues Sunday.
Also, can't mention this day without a shoutout to PINETOP PERKINS (RIP)...why the celebration day (Pinetop Homecoming) even started … [Read More...]
DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL returns to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI October 13-16, 2016. Read all about it in the graphic below.
Music venues include the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn AND the NEW ROXY theater. Of course, there will be other music going on all over Clarksdale including free daytime music and street busking! Make your plans to come and get your fill of outstanding music. … [Read More...]
By Guest Bohemian Roger Stolle - Written July 15, 2016. 8:03am
MR. WILLIE SEABERRY (1941-2016) opened his juke joint in 1963. Last night, the man they called "PO' MONKEY" (who, like most juke runners, WAS his juke joint) passed away at 75 years old. RIP.
When the first text showed up in my phone last night re: Mr. Willie Seaberry's passing, I started to try and call the juke runner — in … [Read More...]
Suffering is a part of life, is it not?
On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Mark Webb, the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale, delivered an important sermon titled "Our Trusty Companion: Suffering." July 10th was the end to a distressing week for our country following the deaths of … [Read More...]
A Delta Sigh Blessing
Sunsets in the Mississippi Delta often impart a Delta Sigh Blessing.
A RADIOLAND nugget from Magical Madge and Poor William while driving in the Mississippi Delta. Read along while you listen to the Radioland audio in the VIDEO. … [Read More...]
On Sunday I attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Mt. Zion is just around the bend of the bayou and literally down the turn row from my house. In my 60 years I have driven by this iconic country church thousands of times. Often I have pulled on to the grounds and parked under its grand oak tree to eat lunch or simply take a quick break. In all of these years this Church has been a common … [Read More...]
SUNFLOWER RIVER FLOOD VIDEO IN POST
By Poor William
And the rains came tumblin’ down…March saw epic flooding in our celebrated corner of the universe—The Mississippi Delta. Tragically, during the Sunflower River Flood of 2016 many Clarksdale area homes were lost, many likely never to be replaced or refurbished. Our thoughts and prayers are still with those who suffered damages and … [Read More...]
“Always be thankful and have a thankful heart; it makes the sun shine better!” - Steve Lightnin Malcolm
Anyone who has taken a precursory look at deltabohemian.com over the last five-plus years will easily ascertain Lightnin Malcolm as being Poor William’s favorite musician. His lyrics, music, work ethic and joie de vivre are as infectious as a mosquito bite in the swamplands—just a heck of a … [Read More...]
Grand Reopening Levon's Bar and Grill on the Sunflower Strip
Official GRAND REOPENING LEVON'S BAR & GRILL is Thursday, May 26, 2016, featuring one of The Delta Bohemian’s favorite musicians, Lightnin' Malcolm, whose brand of Hill Country Blues will begin around 8:30 p.m. … [Read More...]
Introducing Delta Bohemian Tours Love Jeep
VIDEO and PHOTOS
Hey Man, and Babes everywhere, this is Poor William back at the ‘puter, ready to write mostly inane chatter about this deliciously cool place we get to call home: The Mississippi Delta.
I know some folks who knew me when I left for over 20 years, saying, “I ain’ comin’ back!" Well, I was wrong and damn glad … [Read More...]