THE TOUR – My Mississippi Delta Excursion with Poor William

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By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk – PW is also known as Chilly Billy Tuesday, October 13, 2015 was a big day for me, the day my whole trip to Clarksdale revolved about with The Tour! Delta Bohemian Chilly Billy picked me up at 10am and we headed off to the Crossroads-sign in Clarksdale. Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ […]

European Reflects on the Birthplace of the Blues

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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 […]

Broadcaster Bill Bowker Fired Up About Clarksdale

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Santa Rosa KRUSH 95.9 host of long time running “Blues With Bowker” interviewed by Daedalus Howell By Magical Madge Watch the Video Daedalus Howell interviews the legendary Bill Bowker about his long-lasting radio broadcasting career and his love of blues music and its roots. In their exchange, beginning around minute 13:13, Howell mentions the radio host’s new venture/venue by […]

Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

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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 […]

The Sharecropper Family – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

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Photograph cuts Mississippi Delta cotton farmer to the core By Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton In 2011, while digging through a box full of vintage photographs found on the dusty shelves in the primitive office of the Quitman County Democrat, I came across a photograph that cut me to my core. The expressions of grief and […]

Richard Grant – Hooked on the Mississippi Delta

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Former New Yorker and native Brit intrigued with our grist for humor, healing, and unique perspectives on life in general By Magical Madge More and more and more semi-fixtures, those who visit the Mississippi Delta over and over and over from far away places, leaving a piece of themselves each time, which nags and perplexes, drawing […]

Mississippi Delta Sunset with Delta Dog Gunny

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Cuz and Tomcat gave Poor William a ride on the water and Gunny impressed By Poor William VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing […]

Delta Roadtrip Links Clarksdale and Helena

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October 2-3 the two cities join hands to celebrate art, culture, food, music, literature By Magical Madge – A Delta Roadtrip is something I have done all my life. Being born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, traveling the highways from town to town is something we grew up doing over and over and over […]

Delta Design

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Evidence Surrounds Us By POOR WILLIAM “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

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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 […]

Santana Tandem Cycles in Mississippi Delta again!

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Vacation bikers followed by the American Queen headed to Kathryn’s on Moon Lake and on to Clarksdale and beyond. By MAGICAL MADGE It was a cold, rainy Spring morning and dozens upon dozens of tandem bicyclers from all over the United States and Europe were not letting that dampen their spirits. They were hungry for some […]

Coen of My New Orleans captures the Mississippi Delta

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Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale are must-sees By MAGICAL MADGE New Orleans, a destination for millions of travelers worldwide, is talking about the benefits of “Traveling the Mississippi Delta: A land of myths and legends.” Cheré Coen with myNewOrleans.com wrote a fascinating article about three of our towns, Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale, and touched on the mystical […]

Easter in Sumner, Mississippi Delta Style

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2004 and 2014 By MAGICAL MADGE Happy Easter everyone. This is my favorite day of the entire year. He is risen! Here is a look back at two different Easter Sundays celebrated with my Vance family and my father in 2004 and with life-long friends and my husband Billy in 2014, both in my hometown of Sumner, […]

Longhaired Republicans, Politics and Facebook Rants

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Can’t we all just get along? By POOR WILLIAM Wow! What a week it has been for Facebook pontificators, polarizing politicians, and armchair pundits: Bibi Netanyahu’s speech to the house about Iran, the Selma commemorative march, Hillary’s emails or the lack thereof, Ferguson closure to some degree, and ISIS, always ISIS.