GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL

New Location on the Sunflower Strip in Clarksdale – VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY Grand Reopening Levon’s Bar and Grill on the Sunflower Strip Official GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL is Thursday, May 26, 2016, featuring one of The Delta Bohemian’s favorite musicians, Lightnin’ Malcolm, whose brand of Hill Country Blues will begin around 8:30 p.m.

Lightnin Malcolm Holdin’ Down the Root with Hill Country Blues

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 […]

Cactus and Stud: Meet Me in the City! Again!

A new hill country blues duo is born in Clarksdale By POOR WILLIAM ↓ VIDEO INCLUDED ↓ Clarksdale is all right! Live blues every night of the year, right here, in river city! One never knows what he or she will get when they hit the town of Clarksdale to hear some blues. Each single night at […]

Poor William Loves Water – Hot or Cold

Water Matters By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi    (VIDEO!!) Hey Man, I just can’t seem to get enough water. Must be the Delta boy in me, or maybe it’s just the inherent need to be baptized, often. I ain’ real sure! My Mama always said when I was taking extra-long showers that I was washin’ […]

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 […]

Another NEW ROXY Night in Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi    VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW The outstanding Clarksdale open air music/event venue began it’s Summer hiatus until the week of King Biscuit Festival in October 2014 with a night of music by local favorites Steve “Lightnin’ Malcolm” and Carl “Stud” White. Hands down, the NEW ROXY is the best music venue in these parts; if […]

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 […]

“Charlie Patton’s War” Right Here in Clarksdale

By Poor William VIDEO IN POST (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Twas just another serendipitous Sunday night at the Shack Up Inn. My dawg, Joey Young, local artist and Shack Shaker, called and said there was a band named Charlie Patton’s War who was gonna jam a bit. Well, hell yeah, I’ll swing by. The band’s name was […]

WEDNESDAY NIGHT JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL 2013 CLARKSDALE

By POOR WILLIAM (Clarksdale, Mississippi) WATCH VIDEO [youtube]http://youtu.be/IKQDzHFfk5A[/youtube] Dude, where’s my guitar? Oh wait, I am tone deaf, but I ain’ totally stupid! I had enough sense to slip on up in the New Roxy this Wednesday night in Hemingway’s proverbial “rain.” One of the most pleasurable nights of my life! Guaranteed! Juke Joint Festival […]

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

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 […]

What do Lagunitas Brewing Company and Watermelon Slim have in common? A successful blues festival in Sonoma County

  Petaluma, CA – If you saw our post COAHOMA TO SONOMA COUNTY BLUES FESTIVAL: We Like The Sounds Of That! you may be wondering how things turned out over the weekend. Our friend Bill Bowker, known for his radio shows at The KRUSH, sent us a juicy email with a link to a fine […]

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 […]