Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS IN POST Bored? Well, then y’all don’t live in CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI! Here’s the weekly Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale that starts Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale

Pics from a few past Juke Joint Festivals Clarksdale, Mississippi PHOTOS FROM PAST JUKE JOINT FESTIVALS PAGE MAY BE SLOW TO LOAD DUE TO MANY PHOTOGRAPHS It’s Juke Joint Festival time and that means live music abounds everywhere and tourists start piling into Downtown Clarksdale. It’s been a long, cold winter. Let’s get to jukin’! […]

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 […]

Charlie Patton’s War Does not Suck! – Juke Joint

And, that’s for damn sure! By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi One of our finest Southern superlatives includes the qualifier “… ain’ all bad!” As in, “she ain’ all bad; that cold beer, well, it ain’ all bad; or, that porterhouse steak Johnny just bought us, hell, it ain’ all bad!” It’s just the same […]

Lucious Spiller Wins New Fans Everywhere He Goes

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS  and PHOTOS in post When we hear blues man Lucious Spiller is leaving his hometown of Little Rock and headed to Clarksdale, Poor William and I adjust our calendar commitments so we can be certain we get to hear this talented musician perform. He has no […]

Lightnin’ Strikes at a Shack Up Inn Wedding

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 […]

Juke Joint Juggernaut

The Worm Has Turned for Clarksdale By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi  — PHOTOS IN POST Whoomp, there it went! Clarksdale’s 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival was insane, rad, gnarly, cool, groovy, boss, far-out, epic, and DA BOMB-ay! I AIN’ LYIN’! Ask just about anyone who has been to more than one Juke Joint Festival and they might tell […]

TEN Juke Joint Festival Do’s and Don’ts

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi)

Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup and Map 2014

(CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Here is your link to the 11th Annual Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup beginning on Thursday, April 10. →→→CLARKSDALE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL LINEUP←←←   Thank you Roger Stolle and Nan Hughes for this super downtown map for Clarksdale — a Daytime Music Stages and Events Map and a Night Time Venues Map. We have been […]

Bluesberry Cafe Kicks Off Juke Joint Festival 2014

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST Monday night saw the official/unofficial advent of the world-renowned, 11th Juke Joint Festival 2014 in Clarksdale, Mississippi—heart of the Mississippi Delta and birthplace of the blues. Bluesberry Café, bastion of live Monday night blues in Clarksdale, owned by Carol and Art “Bongo Daddy” Crivaro, had a […]

Rock and Blues Museum has Live Music during Juke Joint Festival

(CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) The Rock and Blues Museum is proud to announce their live music lineup, exhibits, reception and fundraiser for Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12 during the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival 2014. Be sure to drop by and say hello to Theo Dasbach! FREE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL Rock & Blues Museum Events […]

NEW ROXY Clarksdale Open for JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL 2014

(CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) The NEW ROXY in the Historic New World District in Downtown Clarksdale is not to be missed during the week of Juke Joint Festival 2014. Owner Robin Colonas.