Adventurous Food Journalists Dip Down in the Delta

Association of Food Journalists Annual Conference features Clarksdale, thanks to food writer and editor Susan Puckett By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi “Clarksdale is truly one of the most inspiring places ever for a writer to get the creative juices flowing—especially if the topic happens to be food. And the music is surely a major bonus.”  […]

CAT HEAD THEN, NOW AND LATER

Clarksdale, MS – By Guest Bohemian Eric Stone Cat Head turned 10 years old this year in a place where that’s a long time for a business. It’s achieved that by cutting out a strong niche for itself as both a commercial enterprise that sells blues music, art and books to visitors and also a […]

‘American Idol’ is coming to CLARKSDALE, Mississippi for Season 12

CLARKSDALE, MS – For Season 12 ‘American Idol’ will hop on a bus and take their zaniness to Small Town America. The lucky cities are Idaho Falls, ID; Billings, MT; Casper, WY; Rock Rapids, IA; Iowa City, IA; Bowling Green, KY; Joplin, MO; Dodge City, KA; Grand Junction, CO AND C-L-A-R-K-S-D-A-L-E, Mississippi, Heart of the […]

DELTA BOHEMIAN GUEST HOUSE – Undergoing Renovation – Opening August 8, 2012

CLARKSDALE, MS – PHOTO GALLERY- Directly behind the Salon de Boheme, present home to Poor William and Magical Madge, sits a red cottage guest house. Both homes were built in the Mississippi Delta in 1917 by John Nause. This little red house has been a respite for many over the years. Let’s look back at […]

MUSICIANS IN CLARKSDALE – Aubrey Sweet Thang Powell at Rust Restaurant

  MUSICIANS IN CLARKSDALE Aubrey “Sweet Thang” Powell   Last week the Side Street Steppers, a favorite band at RUST Restaurant, were in town and struck up an impromptu Angel From Montgomery for Aubrey “Sweet Thang” Powellto croon to. If you have been around on the DELTA BOHEMIAN, you will recall an earlier post of […]

Mr. Davis: Work, Home, and Church—It’ll Keep You Out of Trouble

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, MS (www.deltabohemian.com) – Poor William finally, finally, did something he said he was going to do and when he said he was going to do it! Make way you unfaithful naysayers; the miraculous has occurred! At 51 years-of-age, the portly Opiner has scored a homerun in the have-finally-done category. A giant […]

Delta Debris is putting up signs all over Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, MS (www.deltabohemian.com) – PHOTOS INCLUDED. Randall Andrews and John Magnussen, two of our favorite artists in Clarksdale, can be found at all hours of the day or night salvaging junk, or as they would prefer, DELTA DEBRIS, the name of their business. These two men are creative beyond description. They are both hysterically funny […]

All That Glitters – A Marriage Proposal at Madidi with Robert Plant

By Poor William Email: [email protected] The following Poor William’s Whim article was originally published in the Clarksdale Press Register on December 2, 2009. Used by permission. CLARKSDALE, MS (deltabohemian.com) – “You go and I come wit you little babe, you go and I come wit you little babe, you go and I come wit you, […]

All That Glitters … Robert Plant to Headline 25th Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival 2012 in Clarksdale

NEWS By Poor William Email: [email protected] CLARKSDALE, MS (deltabohemian.com) – Clarksdale might have lost Morgan Freeman’s Madidi Restaurant last Thursday, but hearts and hopes were assuaged this past weekend upon hearing the incredible lineup slated for this year’s Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival: Plant, Musselwhite, and Rush. Kinda sounds like flora and fauna! Most […]

Dealing with Self

Pontificus Minimus Opines Feeling whimsical and blue Find something to do Worried about self Put it on a shelf Think of those without Stop the whine and pout Formulate a plan Lend a helping hand Come across a need Fill it quickly indeed For those of us who are among the world’s fortunate, let’s recognize […]

Have You Got A Clue What You Want To Do? Posted 11-29-11 and updated 12-7-11

Have You Got A Clue What You Want To Do? Posted 11-29-11 Updated 12-6-11 Updated 12-7-11 Updated 12-9-11 Check out the Sounds Around Town listing live music in Clarksdale at the bottom of this post plus a few other noteworthy events and opportunities you may want to consider.

A Mississippi State of Mind: Reflections of the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

Story and Photographs by Guest Delta Bohemian Ray Proetto of Blues Power Photo CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Enjoy this account of our historical Sunflower festival by Guest Delta Bohemian writer and photographer Ray Proetto, founder of Blues Power Photo. Please check out Ray’s website and his vast array of outstanding photographs after you enjoy his story and […]