Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down in Clarksdale Town

Slow roll the streets of Clarksdale with Chilly Billy Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down in Clarksdale Town [VIDEOS] On a Sunday morning sidewalk I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS IN POST Bored? Well, then y’all don’t live in CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI! Here’s the weekly Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale that starts Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Top Ten Juke Joint Rules

Lay Your Burden Down – Includes a Radioland Video Top Ten Juke Joint Rules for visiting Clarksdale’s fabled juke joints, blues clubs, music venues, etc., will ease your mind and put you square in the middle of cool. We might be a land of affable-yet-pugnacious characters, eccentrics, crazies, lazies, loosey-goozies and profound pontificators, but we do appreciate a […]

Clarksdale Super Blues Sunday PHOTOS 2010-2015

The Sunday following King Biscuit Blues Festival is the Best Day in Clarksdale! Clarksdale Super Blues Sunday, or my favorite day in Clarksdale, is October 9, 2016. Have you made your plans to attend yet?! In the past I have referred to the special time as the Best Day in Clarksdale but am digging this term Clarksdale […]

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 […]

Big Boy Martin Grant Remembered

Including a video musical montage By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS IN POST    That’s the way that the world goes “round. You’re up one day and the next you’re down. It’s half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown. That’s the way that the world goes ‘round. — John Prine Big Boy […]

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 […]

Red’s Lounge on a Friday Night in Clarksdale

Lucious Spiller Shares the Love By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Hey Man, I know we did a post on the Delta Bohemian® two weeks ago on Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge, but sometimes there’s more to something. And here it tis…

Lucious Spiller Band at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale

Kickin’ Off a New Year of Blues for Twenty Fifteen By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO & PHOTOS “I really didn’t shoot her; I just kicked her to the curb!” — Lucious Spiller Last year’s Solo International Blues Challenge second place winner, the indomitable Lucious Spiller, gave a rave performance Saturday night at Red’s Lounge […]

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 […]

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,

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 […]