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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...]
Clarksdale Live Music Venues - our little Mississippi Delta town features live music 365 days a year!
Where are the best places to hear live music in Clarksdale? This list will help, starting with our favorite, Red's Blues Club. During festivals more music venues open and buskers are found on many streets. This Guide highlights our regular spots during non-festival times. … [Read More...]
Looking for the best places to stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi?
Considering a visit to the Mississippi Delta? Stay in Clarksdale, the heart of it all! With a population just over 17,000, the cradle of the blues boasts live music 365 days a year. We have many spots to grab a bite to eat where one can break bread with some of the nicest, friendliest, and yes, most interesting characters … [Read More...]
A sunset over Moon Lake never fails to remind us how thankful we are for simple beauty unparalleled. Today was no exception. The light was mystical, drawing the Magical one to water's edge...add "Shakin' in the Cradle" by the intuitive Eric Tingstad, and what ya got here folks is Delta Delight, and for this we give God thanks, and we appreciate the hell out of y'all too. Cheers! … [Read More...]
“Are our only true and faithful companions castaways?”
John Ruskey, on the river, Oct. 2014
Castaway: A shipwrecked person, an outcast, or anything cast adrift or thrown away.
Last year at the conclusion of a three-day Mississippi River camping, canoeing and river-literature expedition, Ruskey posed the above-mentioned question regarding the faithfulness of castaways. I wrote the question … [Read More...]
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 was a big day for me, the day my whole trip to Clarksdale revolved about with The Tour!
Delta Bohemian Poor William picked me up at 10am and we headed off to the Crossroads-sign in Clarksdale. Robert Johnson's 'Crossroads' has always been symbolic to me, so the sign didn't raise goosebumps, but you simply can't leave Clarksdale without having been there.
The first thing … [Read More...]
Initially, it was the history of Clarksdale, Birthplace of the Blues, that made me want to visit. Nearly all of the great old blues musicians lived in/around Clarksdale, or frequented the place at a certain point.
We're talking big names here: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson ll, Son House, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton and so on. There must have been something about the Delta that encouraged … [Read More...]
By Magical Madge
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Daedalus Howell interviews the legendary Bill Bowker about his long-lasting radio broadcasting career and his love of blues music and its roots. In their exchange, beginning around minute 13:13, Howell mentions the radio host's new venture/venue by mentioning "Clarksdale....this is huge!" And they are off! … [Read More...]
By Magical Madge
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Our good friends Charlie and Henrietta Musselwhite love coming to Clarksdale. We are thankful to spend quality time with them during their visits.
Serendipitously, Billy and I were getting some footage for a commissioned promotional Clarksdale blues music video for some clients in Australia and the Musselwhites were happy to let us capture them as … [Read More...]
By Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton
In 2011, while digging through a box full of vintage photographs found on the dusty shelves in the primitive office of the Quitman County Democrat, I came across a photograph that cut me to my core. The expressions of grief and pain of a rural family surrounding a little girl's lifeless body could not have been more compelling. With much reservation I posted the … [Read More...]
By Magical Madge
More and more and more semi-fixtures, those who visit the Mississippi Delta over and over and over from far away places, leaving a piece of themselves each time, which nags and perplexes, drawing them back to find whatever it was they left, are taking a blind leap of faith and following that inner voice that beckons them to move here. Permanently. … [Read More...]