KINGFISH plays ” The Star Spangled Banner “

WROX Radio sponsored a free concert at the MLK Stage on the banks of the Sunflower River in Downtown Clarksdale [youtube width=”600″ height=”350″]https://youtu.be/Lx-UDnG6Zw4[/youtube] By Magical Madge Happy July 4th! We are proud to be Americans. Friends, Bobbie and Paul Wilson, owners of WROX RADIO, have embraced this community of Clarksdale. They have made it their […]

Alligators in the Mississippi Delta

Two Delta Bohemian Back Road Excursions with Poor William March 4 & 5, 2012 By MAGICAL MADGE VIDEO and PHOTOS Yesterday, Storm Thor blew through the Mississippi Delta. It left sleet, ice and snow in its wake. We are not used to this kind of bitter weather here and I tend to go into a cocoon […]

Christone Kingfish Ingram Clarksdale Blues Prodigy

He is a Mississippi Delta Boy and he is going viral! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO and PHOTOS Christon Kingfish Ingram is a “bad boy” to be such a good boy; meaning his always improving guitar skills place him on par with some of the finest guitarists to ever have plucked some strings. Clarksdalians and […]

Third Coahoma to Sonoma County Blues Festival

Headlining Three Clarksdale Musicians thanks to Sponsors Lagunitas Brewing Company, Bowker Family Productions and KRSH Radio By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO!) What do Coahoma and Sonoma Counties have in common other than alliteration? Well, some awesome blues, Lagunitas beer, Bill Bowker, Charlie Musselwhite, Charles Evans, remarkable bucolic scenery and some musician swapping—it’s legal and […]

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 […]

KINGFISH Ingram – Clarksdale Guitar Sensation

Watch Kingfish perform at the Shack Up Inn when he was only 13 (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF POST Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram. Who is he and how did he get started in his music career? It’s pretty simple. He started on drums. Then bass. Then guitar and vocals. He’s been playing ever since he […]

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 […]