Delta Blues Museum Issues URGENT CALL For Your Help

USE IT OR LOSE IT. Deadline is Tuesday, OCTOBER 31, 2017. Delta Blues Museum issues Urgent Call for your help! They have been approved for a $30,000 grant that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in order to receive the grant money! Would you or your business please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to […]

Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash – MONDAY at 4!

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 […]

European Reflects on the Birthplace of the Blues

What I found while visiting Clarksdale. By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk 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 […]

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 […]

Play more tunes for me Daddy Rich

Help re-kick start this Clarksdale musician because he is off-the-chain gifted By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS It’s sad, sad to think Daddy Rich may bow out of the music world. I know he took a break this past year to get his priorities straight and for that I commend and respect him. We have missed […]

Sunflower River Blues Festival Look Back

Clarksdale plays host to the 27th Annual in 2014 By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) Remember when the main stage was only about 12-feet-wide and was on a mobile trailer? I do. That was likely the mid ’90’s. The Sunflower River Blues Festival used to be all we had here in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when it came […]

April is Muddy Waters Month at DBM and Blues at Home in Oxford

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (CLARKSDALE and OXFORD, Mississippi) The above poster caught my eye while walking out of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn on Monday night. What a cool idea. “April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum!” The staff at the DBM kicks off their Month Long […]

Delta Blues Museum Blues Trail Marker Unveiling

By PANNY MAYFIELD (Clarkdale, Mississippi) Despite overcast chilly skies, a large crowd attended the prestigious Mississippi Heritage Blues Trail marker unveiling honoring Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum Thursday afternoon, April 11. Speaking on the program beneath the canopy facing the marker are

True Delta: True Dat ….A simple review of a fantastic documentary

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – The MISSISSIPPI DELTA is a land and culture brimming with complex contradictions, a veritable mélange of befuddlements, commingling like silt, water, and snowmelt, as they bend and blend into one giant “muddy” mix of tranquility and roiling turgidity, disseminating a nation’s runoff into a thirsty, yet strangely self-sufficient land […]

Coahoma to Sonoma County Blues Festival – We like the sounds of that!

  While Clarksdale welcomes the American Idol Small Town Audition Bus Tour this Sunday at the Delta Blues Museum, two of our favorite musicians – Watermelon Slim and Lightnin’ Malcolm – will be serenading our good friends Bill Bowker and Charlie Musselwhite of KRSH, plus a whole lotta lucky folks in Petaluma, California. COAHOMA TO […]

Blessissippi Blues – Freeman and explore.org Hosting Live Concert in Clarksdale

  Blessissippi Blues   Delta Bohemians, Blues lovers, folks interested in the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale and those of you who are philanthropic minded, read further for a major happenin’ occuring in Clarkdale at Ground Zero Blues Club on April 28th, 2012. The “Blessissippi Blues” event, co-hosted by actor and Deltan Morgan Freeman along with […]

The King Biscuit is Back – Enjoy a few photos and a video with random scenes from the 2011 blues festival in Helena, AR

The King Biscuit is Back   Enjoy some photos and a video with random scenes from the 2011 festival in Helena, Arkansas PHOTOS and VIDEO The Delta Bohemian made a quick jaunt over the Mississippi River Bridge to attend the 2011 King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR, if only for a few hours at […]