Kingfish plays guitar at Hambone Gallery Pre-Sunflower Fest

The 15-year-old Guitar Sensation and Delta Boy By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) With the annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival officially starting Thursday night at the VIP Tent, Clarksdale has already begun hearing great music. Red’s Lounge, Bluesberry Café and Ground Zero Blues Club all had music on Monday night and Red’s and […]

Lucious Spiller Wins New Fans Everywhere He Goes

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS  and PHOTOS in post When we hear blues man Lucious Spiller is leaving his hometown of Little Rock and headed to Clarksdale, Poor William and I adjust our calendar commitments so we can be certain we get to hear this talented musician perform. He has no […]

Juke Joint Juggernaut

The Worm Has Turned for Clarksdale By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi  — PHOTOS IN POST Whoomp, there it went! Clarksdale’s 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival was insane, rad, gnarly, cool, groovy, boss, far-out, epic, and DA BOMB-ay! I AIN’ LYIN’! Ask just about anyone who has been to more than one Juke Joint Festival and they might tell […]

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 […]

There’s Something to Say for Going Astray – by Corinne Vance

Young & Free Columnist By CORINNE VANCE (includes photo gallery) It’s more than easy to get caught in the routine of doing the same thing over and over again. As human beings we are naturally creatures of habit. I have begun to notice that this is especially true in the case of making plans to […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale April 24 – 30th 2013

  Presented by ROGER STOLLE of Cat Head (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Here is your SOUNDS AROUND TOWN in CLARKSDALE. Listing of all the Live Music going on in town including Red’s Blues Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club, Bluesberry Cafe, Hambone Gallery, Hopson Commissary, Stone Pony, and our FRIDAY AT THE STAGE. Check out Roger’s April 2, 2013 BLUES […]

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 […]

Juke Joint Love

By WILLIAM PRENTISS It had been over a year to no avail. Simone and Darryl never met, even then. She had been on stage and he had been hungrily eyeing her– not a morality-leaching hunger, but one of expectancy laced with awe–from behind the fellow in the crazy-ass hat. Simone had never been stopped dead […]

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 3-31-11

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 3-31-11     Watcha Gonna Do in Clarksdale/Coahoma County this week?  

REDS BLUES LOUNGE: Tips in da Bucket

  A recent night in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale, MS, The Delta Bohemian found himself at Red’s Blues Lounge where Mary “Action” Jackson was singing with the All Night Long Blues Band, which included musicians Sean “Bad Apple” on guitar, “Big Boy” Martin on harp, Dixie Street on drums, and Cade […]