Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

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 […]

Classic ROBERT BILBO WALKER at Reds Blues Club

Experience this blues entertainer at the iconic juke joint in Clarksdale By Magical Madge CLASSIC VIDEO If you have never seen this unique performer, then you need to go to Red’s Blues Club and hear Robert “Bilbo” Walker live, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in downtown Clarksdale. In the words of Roger Stolle, “Don’t miss the wig, suit, duckwalk and […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

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 […]

Hotty Toddy Cup

Rev. Hugh B. Jones, Jr. emails the Delta Bohemian about Magic Johnson By MAGICAL MADGE He made me giggle when he would settle himself in the bar at Madidi, an Episcopalian priest with a keen sense of humor and a thirst for life. Poor William and I became friends with the reverend back in 2010 having met […]

Red Paden Birthday Bash at Red’s Lounge

He says he is now 17! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO AND PHOTOS Sunday night was a time of great festivity for Clarksdalians— natives, transplants, and miscreants—who love Red Paden and his world-renowned, one-of-a-kind, ain’t-nothing-like-it blues lounge. We celebrated Red’s birthday in typical Red’s Lounge fashion: cold beer, warm BBQ, hot […]

Bilbo Walker and Roger Stolle off to Brazil

Buy one of his posters Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Bilbo Walker plays at Red’s Blues Club tonight – Thursday, November 13. How about you head there and wish him and Cat Head owner Roger Stolle safe travels as they head off to Brazil for a two week trip. They leave on Saturday! Watch the video and […]

Easy Like Pedi Cabbing on Sunday to Red’s Blues Club

Jean-Claude Droux Jammin’ in the Mississippi Delta By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO and PHOTOS) Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta are made all the richer due to folks from the world over who consistently return year after year to get their Delta fixes: blues, good eats, fair weather, cold beer, and most importantly,

Ray Proetto covers Juke Joint Festival 2014

Unexpected Memories and Lowlights Ray Proetto is an avid photographer who enjoys documenting blues musicians. Ray has been a featured writer for the DELTA BOHEMIAN®. Visit his website BLUES POWER PHOTO and his shop on Etsy. By GUEST BOHEMIAN RAY PROETTO Clarksdale, Mississippi The 2014 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale MS had its share of amazing […]

Madge Marley Howell loves Red’s Blues Club

Young & Free Columnist Corinne Vance There is no place like Clarksdale’s Red’s Blues Club, Red’s Place, Red’s Lounge, Red’s Whatever-you-want-to-call-it, in the world. Not only is it full of talent and people who appreciate it, but it is also a place where you can be free to be you without one judgement coming your […]

REDS BLUES CLUB – Torches, Cold Beer and Blues

  A Whim by POOR WILLIAM, a beer drinker, blues lover and fellow in need of a torch (Clarksdale, Mississippi) “Particularly enjoyed Red’s, any bar where the barman requires a torch to find the booze is a good spot!”  —  Tom and Laura, London PHOTO SLIDESHOW Clark House Residential Inn, where Poor William serves as […]

Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett Call It Quits with Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant – SIGN SAYS CLOSED

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) It was a leap year not to be forgotten in Clarksdale, heart of the Mississippi Delta, and home to the once vibrant Madidi Restaurant. Sadly, owners Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett changed the locks and closed the doors for good at Madidi at the end of the day Wednesday, February 29, 2012, after […]

Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale hosts Dingo’s Birthday Party 2012

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO INCLUDED Ain’t no party like a Dingo party ‘cause a Dingo party don’t stop!  —  DJ Dingo (Red’s Buddy) The Delta Bohemians love us some Dingo! Dingo? Isn’t that an Australian dog? As a matter of fact it is, but it is also the name of a sweet, Clarksdale “playa” who is as much […]