Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash – MONDAY at 4!

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Celebrate, Support and Hear some Outstanding Young People Sing and Play!!! The Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash is Monday, January 30th from 4-6pm. You will hear special performances from the Coahoma Community College Choir, Greenville High School Voices of Liberation, Madison Palmer High School Marching Band AND the award-winning Delta Blues Museum Band. THAT is reason enough […]

KEEP CLARKSDALE RESPONSES from People Who Care

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A Summary of Thoughts From Respondents Keep Clarksdale Responses from People Who Care. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “Keep Clarksdale” was a post on deltabohemian.com two weeks ago. The intent was to solicit ideas and provide a forum for anybody wanting to voice suggestions on […]

Touring Serendipity Connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood

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Expect the unexpected. Expect it. (VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN POST) Touring serendipity connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood on just another day in the Mississippi Delta, a special place rife with ubiquity—we never know what we will see or whom we will encounter. Expect the unexpected. Expect it.

How do we KEEP CLARKSDALE and continue to draw folks here?

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Clarksdale, Mississippi at a Crossroads The following thoughts on the status of my hometown bear no reflection on anyone or any entity that I might have an integral or loose association with business-wise or personally. I will not address individuals or specific entities in this post as I muse out loud about how to Keep […]

WXXO – XRDS.fm Now On Air in Clarksdale

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Blues/Roots Radio is now ‘On the Air’ in the Birthplace of the Blues thanks to Bill Bowker and Charles Evans WXXO – XRDS.fm now on the air in Clarksdale, the Birthplace of the Blues. At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, […]

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees

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The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I Went to the Crossroad: The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. Asked the lord above ‘Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please’ — Robert Johnson The Faustian myth regarding fabled bluesman […]

Delta Business Journal Features Clarksdale Delta Advocate

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By Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and lovers of the Mississippi Delta Delta Business Journal (DBJ) in their October 2016 issue features a Clarksdalian by Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and those who love this inimitable corner of the universe known as the Mississippi Delta. When the DBJ hired Clarksdale native Randall Haley, freelance writer and senior managing editor of HottyToddy.com, […]

MISSISSIPPI DELTA MUSIC CITY alive with DEEP BLUES FEST

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This Thursday – Monday. MUSIC GALORE! October 13-17, 2016 – Alternative Blues to Gospel! 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 […]

Clarksdale Super Blues Sunday PHOTOS 2010-2015

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The Sunday following King Biscuit Blues Festival is the Best Day in Clarksdale! 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 […]

DEEP BLUES: Alternative Blues Festival in Clarksdale

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Make your plans now! 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 […]

RIP Mr. Willie Seaberry – By Roger Stolle

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The man they called “Po’ Monkey” (1941-2016) 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 […]

Our Trusty Companion: Suffering

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A Sermon by Pastor and Friend Mark Webb 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

A Delta Sigh Blessing

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A Radioland audio nugget from Poor William and Magical Madge 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.

Mt. Zion Church Goodness – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

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He said yes to an invitation. 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 […]