Top Ten Juke Joint Rules

Lay Your Burden Down – Includes a Radioland Video Top Ten Juke Joint Rules for visiting Clarksdale’s fabled juke joints, blues clubs, music venues, etc., will ease your mind and put you square in the middle of cool. We might be a land of affable-yet-pugnacious characters, eccentrics, crazies, lazies, loosey-goozies and profound pontificators, but we do appreciate a […]

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 […]

Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

Let Grammy Award Winner Charlie Musselwhite show you around the town he loves so dearly. By Magical Madge WATCH DOCUMENTARY BELOW 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GROUND ZERO CARE FEST 2014 GONNA ROCK

Make plans to attend the popular annual Clarksdale event Thursday, September 25, 2014. PLUS enjoy a look-back at Care Fest 2013. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW Attend this year’s popular annual event CARE FEST 2014 to benefit the Clarksdale Care Station. Head to Ground Zero Blues Club, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm. Suggested Donation is […]

MOHEAD

John Mohead and Band Play Telluride Blues & Brews Festival By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEOS and PHOTOS) Hey man, what kind of title is “Mohead?” Well, I am just following suite. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (September 12-14, 2014) lists the Mississippi Deltan as such. When artists get billed by last name only, then […]

Ray Proetto covers Juke Joint Festival 2014

Unexpected Memories and Lowlights Ray Proetto is an avid photographer who enjoys documenting blues musicians. Ray has been a featured writer for the DELTA BOHEMIAN®. Visit his website BLUES POWER PHOTO and his shop on Etsy. By GUEST BOHEMIAN RAY PROETTO Clarksdale, Mississippi The 2014 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale MS had its share of amazing […]

Kingfish plays guitar at Hambone Gallery Pre-Sunflower Fest

The 15-year-old Guitar Sensation and Delta Boy By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) With the annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival officially starting Thursday night at the VIP Tent, Clarksdale has already begun hearing great music. Red’s Lounge, Bluesberry Café and Ground Zero Blues Club all had music on Monday night and Red’s and […]

High School Honor Students Visit Clarksdale, Mississippi

Harding University teacher Lee Edwards treats teens from all over the US to the Blues By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (VIDEO) No two days alike, no two days the same. Clarksdale Mississippi, much-heralded birthplace of the blues, rarely belies its organicity. The ephemeral nature of the MS Delta, which often appears non-transitory to the uninitiated, beckons […]

LEO BUD WELCH: Sabougla Voices reviewed

By Poor William (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) VIDEOS IN POST “I believe in the Lord, but the blues speaks to life, too. Blues has a feeling just like gospel; they just don’t have a book (a Bible).”  — Leo Bud Welch The duality that is the Delta is the very human duality found in Leo “Bud” Welch. […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale April 24 – 30th 2013

  Presented by ROGER STOLLE of Cat Head (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Here is your SOUNDS AROUND TOWN in CLARKSDALE. Listing of all the Live Music going on in town including Red’s Blues Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club, Bluesberry Cafe, Hambone Gallery, Hopson Commissary, Stone Pony, and our FRIDAY AT THE STAGE. Check out Roger’s April 2, 2013 BLUES […]