Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party

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It’s a Hill Country Thang in the MS Delta Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party was an epic night of music. VIDEOS Peep at a Clarksdale house party evening for the hard-core-all-night-long-hill-country folks. Prior to two weeks ago the most serendipitous musical encounter I had experienced was in 2012 in Aussie Matt Rock’s backyard in a […]

What I Learned from White Lightnin Malcolm

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A Hill Country Blues Foot Soldier “Always be thankful and have a thankful heart; it makes the sun shine better!” – Steve Lightnin Malcolm Anyone who has taken a precursory look at deltabohemian.com over the last five-plus years will easily ascertain Lightnin Malcolm as being Poor William’s favorite musician. His lyrics, music, work ethic and […]

Lightnin Malcolm Holdin’ Down the Root with Hill Country Blues

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Video Interview at the Shack Up Inn By Poor William VIDEO The basic groove has been here all along…it’s the root of everything…it will always be there…you can go a long ways if you have that root…but if you lose the root, then you take a chance; some people lose the root and make a […]

Blackberry Pickin’

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Old School Delta / Hill Country Fun By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Recently, four of us headed to the hill country around Charleston, MS to do some blackberry pickin’. Joey Young, a local artist, good friend, and important member of the Shack Up Inn and Rust Restaurant team, invited Madge, my daughter Galilee and me to […]

Lightnin’ Strikes at a Shack Up Inn Wedding

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By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS and PHOTOS in post Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm, famed Hill Country blues musician and Clarksdale and Shack Up Inn favorite, got all hitched to Bernikki Lewis—Big Momma Yolanda Hurt’s baby girl—on Friday during Juke Joint Festival Week on the grounds at the Shack Up Inn. Who’d a thunk Lightnin’ would have […]

Displaced Deltan Falls in Love with Hill Country Blues. It happens!

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By POOR WILLIAM, a tone-deaf blues-aficionado (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO and PHOTOS Familiar tale? “Hey man, we didn’t appreciate what was in our own backyard; now we get it!” Could be a statement made by thousands of folks recognizing later in life what was inherent at the genesis. For Poor William, it was the blues! I […]

Delta Bohemian – what is it?

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Madge Howell and Billy Howell have created the Delta Bohemian website at www.deltabohemian.com Check it out and see what you think!