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, December 14, 2017. 

CLARKSDALE GOSPEL MUSIC POWER HOUR

Featuring recorded gospel music for one hour in Downtown Clarksdale, Sunday, May 7 from 2:30-3:30PM. Bring a chair or a blanket. Clarksdale Gospel Music Power Hour will make its debut on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Downtown Clarksdale. You are invited to the Delta Avenue Park (200 block) from 2:30-3:30PM for an hour of recorded, uplifting gospel music in […]

RIP Mr. Willie Seaberry – By Roger Stolle

The man they called “Po’ Monkey” (1941-2016) By Guest Bohemian Roger Stolle – Written July 15, 2016. 8:03am MR. WILLIE SEABERRY (1941-2016) opened his juke joint in 1963. Last night, the man they called “PO’ MONKEY” (who, like most juke runners, WAS his juke joint) passed away at 75 years old. RIP. When the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

Association of Food Journalists lap up Clarksdale

Food writers from around the world sample fine fare & local hospitality By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – INCLUDES PHOTO SLIDESHOW Known for blues, good eats and Southern hospitality, Clarksdale provided a heaping helping of all three last Friday night at downtown Oxbow Restaurant. The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) held its annual meeting in Memphis […]

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 […]

TEN Juke Joint Festival Do’s and Don’ts

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi)

Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup and Map 2014

(CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Here is your link to the 11th Annual Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup beginning on Thursday, April 10. →→→CLARKSDALE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL LINEUP←←←   Thank you Roger Stolle and Nan Hughes for this super downtown map for Clarksdale — a Daytime Music Stages and Events Map and a Night Time Venues Map. We have been […]

Bluesberry Cafe Kicks Off Juke Joint Festival 2014

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST Monday night saw the official/unofficial advent of the world-renowned, 11th Juke Joint Festival 2014 in Clarksdale, Mississippi—heart of the Mississippi Delta and birthplace of the blues. Bluesberry Café, bastion of live Monday night blues in Clarksdale, owned by Carol and Art “Bongo Daddy” Crivaro, had a […]

3rd CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL puts Mississippi under the Hollywood spotlight

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – For its third year in a row, the Clarksdale Film Festival aims to make you laugh, cry and, occasionally, rock out. Organizers promise attendees a feast of Mississippi and Southern filmmaking – plus a little fresh popcorn. According to Garden & Gun magazine, “Mississippi gets its close-up… to celebrate the Magnolia State’s films and […]

Travel and Leisure Magazine highlights Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford – Mississippi Delta’s Small Town Culture

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Travel and Leisure’s Feb. 2013 edition features an article centered on three Mississippi towns: Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford. “The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture” initially appeared as “Southern Revival” in T&L Magazine. The standalone intro speaks much truth: “Searching for authentic American Culture? Find it in the Mississippi Delta, where […]