Big Boy Martin Grant Remembered

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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 […]

Meet Me in the City of Clarksdale

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Sean “Bad” Apple is back in town By POOR WILLIAM VIDEOS and PHOTOS Clarksdale Mississippi is a bad mama jama: just as fine as she can be with live music 365 days a year! So, if folks want to hear authentic, live music with no two nights ever quite the same, then tell ‘em to meet […]

Helena Pop-Up Events Trending

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Sean Bad Apple opened a Pop-Up Bar during King Biscuit ’13, Helena is continuing the trend August 9, 2014 HELENA, Mississippi (PHOTOS and VIDEO) Last October, we visited Sean Bad Apple‘s Helena pop-up bar during the King Biscuit Blues Festival (KBBF) and found it totally enjoyable. The whole idea of a pop-up is trending in Helena. The rivertown recently […]

Bluesberry Cafe Kicks Off Juke Joint Festival 2014

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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 […]

All That Glitters – A Marriage Proposal at Madidi with Robert Plant

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By Poor William Email: [email protected] The following Poor William’s Whim article was originally published in the Clarksdale Press Register on December 2, 2009. Used by permission. CLARKSDALE, MS (deltabohemian.com) – “You go and I come wit you little babe, you go and I come wit you little babe, you go and I come wit you, […]

Hambone on Tuesdays and Red’s Blues Club for a Birthday

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Hambone Art Gallery on Tuesdays and Red’s Blues Club for a Birthday   Red’s Lounge in downtown Clarksdale was the site of a serendipitous Sunday evening of fun, good eats, drinks, and some killer Blues performed by an array of heavy-hitters who were delighted to show up to help local transplant, Carol Vincent, celebrate her […]