Clarksdale Music Venues Sound Off for the Americana Music Triangle (AMT)

Birth of the New Figure Eight By POOR WILLIAM VIDEOS and PHOTO GALLERY The recent Americana Music Triangle’s (AMT) “Gold Record Road” celebration in Clarksdale was reminiscent of the Clarksdale of my teens. Vietnam had ended, light beer was being brewed, and the coolest thing for white teens was to cruise the figure-eight path through Sonic and […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

From Club to Club to Club By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta folks ain’ scared of a party and that’s for damn sure. It’s always on in the Mississippi Delta: whether high-browing at the Country Club or low-browing just about any-damn-where-else. We Deltans love to party whether at a cocktail party, a tailgating event at […]

Hunt Marketing is Hot on the Trot from Oxford and Tupelo

Sample a slice of Southern Heritage Air Foundation from the eyes of these gifted young marketers By Magical Madge VIDEOS and PHOTOS If you are on the Oxford Square, look up! Above the fabulous boutique Nella (formerly Duvall’s), you can see and visit a marketing firm hot on the trot for businesses eager to get with today’s […]

Big Boy Martin Grant Remembered

Including a video musical montage By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS IN POST    That’s the way that the world goes “round. You’re up one day and the next you’re down. It’s half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown. That’s the way that the world goes ‘round. — John Prine Big Boy […]

Artrageous Event in Downtown Clarksdale

Tuesday, April 7th from 5 o’clock until….. EAT LOCAL. BUY LOCAL. BE LOCAL. CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI Read all about it on the graphic then head to Downtown Clarksdale, Tuesday, April 7th from 5:00pm until ….! Clarksdale Collective is providing an opportunity for local talent and businesses to showcase their work. Come on!

Give ’em Hell CeDell – “Last Man Standing”

Celebrate his newest CD in 10+ years at the Delta Blues Museum Saturday, March 7th. 3pm-5pm By POOR WILLIAM Tarzan is no longer playing in black and white on Saturday afternoons, at least not in the Mississippi Delta, so whatcha gonna do this Saturday afternoon, March 7th, from 3:00—5:00? Why not mosey on down to 1 […]

Turnrow Book Company has Kornegay SOIL on it’s hands

Co-founder and Proprietor Jamie Kornegay launches his debut novel in Greenwood By MAGICAL MADGE Rarely do I visit the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood without stopping by Turnrow Book Company on Howard Street. If Poor William is with me, it’s imperative, but we always make a pact not to go crazy buying more than we can afford.

Jeffrey Yentz Discovers the Windsor Ruins

Sometimes the most rewarding experiences are those one does not expect. By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN JEFFREY YENTZ PHOTO SLIDESHOWS I cannot recall the exact day our paths first crossed but I do remember it was his perspective on life and his God-given ability to illustrate it that drew me to him. We have been […]

John Ruskey Lectures Delta Psi Fraternity at Ole Miss

May the river be with Alex Borst! By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN BRAXTON BARDEN PHOTOS and SEVERAL VIDEOS and SPECIAL LINK NEAR BOTTOM Was I reading my email correctly….? Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey was speaking at a fraternity house at Ole Miss? Yes! Just so happened my wheels were taking me in close proximity to the […]

Watermelon Slim Sings Northwest Passage

At The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta eclectic is not relegated to Clarksdale, MS, though I think we have a short leg up on the rest of God’s fertile country south of Memphis down to Vicksburg. Magical Madge and I were delivering the latest issue of The ‘Sip magazine […]

Rory Doyle Captures Bill Abel

Look for more about this unique encounter in a future issue of Delta Magazine By GUEST BOHEMIAN PHOTOGRAPHER RORY DOYL I followed Bill Abel, someone who I have great respect for as a Bluesman and artist. I have seen him play a number of times, but I knew very little about who Bill is off the […]

The ‘Sip Magazine Appreciates the DB

What they discover may surprise you By POOR WILLIAM PHOTOS It’s always a tricky enterprise in today’s social media driven culture—rife with endless opportunities to “reach” potential customers—to share wonderful things others say and not appear to be “full of one’s self” or too self-aggrandizing. Tis a fine line to walk for sure….