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 […]

The Mississippi Delta – by Donald Christian

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PART ONE When The Delta Bohemian® moves a soul to share, relate, communicate, touch and/or love us, from a spirit within themselves that innocently and purely wants, dare we say, needs, to connect, it encourages us to persevere. Here is one such dialogue which began by email, sharing past experiences and a soon-to-be of the Mississippi Delta. We […]

April is Muddy Waters Month at DBM and Blues at Home in Oxford

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By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (CLARKSDALE and OXFORD, Mississippi) The above poster caught my eye while walking out of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn on Monday night. What a cool idea. “April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum!” The staff at the DBM kicks off their Month Long […]

After The Flood – Driftwood Johnnies Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

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By Driftwood Johnnie Ruskey Congrats to Atchafalya Basinkeeper Dean Wilson who was awarded the 2011 River Heroes Award. For full story CLICK HERE.   After the Flood We’re still drying out here, but seeing the lull at the end of the crest.  Of course, who knows what’s coming behind this wave — Was this the […]

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!