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 […]

DEEP BLUES: Alternative Blues Festival in Clarksdale

Make your plans now! DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL returns to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI October 13-16, 2016. Read all about it in the graphic below. Music venues include the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn AND the NEW ROXY theater. Of course, there will be other music going on all over Clarksdale including free daytime music and […]

What I Learned from White Lightnin Malcolm

A Hill Country Blues Foot Soldier “Always be thankful and have a thankful heart; it makes the sun shine better!” – Steve Lightnin Malcolm Anyone who has taken a precursory look at deltabohemian.com over the last five-plus years will easily ascertain Lightnin Malcolm as being Poor William’s favorite musician. His lyrics, music, work ethic and […]

Lightnin Malcolm Holdin’ Down the Root with Hill Country Blues

Video Interview at the Shack Up Inn By Poor William VIDEO The basic groove has been here all along…it’s the root of everything…it will always be there…you can go a long ways if you have that root…but if you lose the root, then you take a chance; some people lose the root and make a […]

Mississippi Delta Rapids and a Rider ‘fore the Storm

Take a Delta Bohemian Back Road Excursion By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Flat lands got rapids too, ya know! The Mississippi Delta has long been heralded as having some of the most fertile soil this side of the River Nile; we ‘bout as flat too! Drainage ditches skirting crop turn rows are a fixture […]

Do You Know Charlie Musselwhite?

Jeff Stone Kinda Does! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO) Ladies and genulmens, what do you get on a Thursday night when ya cross at the Crossroads a recently relocated Deep Blues Festival with a serendipitous encounter on the back porch at the Shack Up Inn late night, all made possible by Magical Madge’s curiosity about […]

Planes, Trains & Tractors in the Mississippi Delta

A peep in at our life as it is. By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) The Mississippi Delta ain’ short on modes of transportation and if a seminal sojourner is quick with the iPhone, usually from a moving vehicle, then short, serendipitous captures can make for delightful Delta scenes. Recently, within a couple day period, […]

Foxtrot Gallery Pop-Up Show and RUST Restaurant Festival Menu

Artists, Food and Music Clarksdale, Mississippi The whole pop-up thing continues to trend in the Mississippi Delta. We dig the spontaneity.

RUST Restaurant Reopens at SHACK UP INN

The popular Clarksdale restaurant reopens with gifted chef Allen Johnson at the helm By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   –   VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY It’s old; it’s new; it’s real! Rust ain’ just about oxidation; RUST the Restaurant is all about the Delta and it’s all about rustic-cool! RUST opened its doors over six years ago in […]

Charlie Patton’s War Does not Suck! – Juke Joint

And, that’s for damn sure! By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi One of our finest Southern superlatives includes the qualifier “… ain’ all bad!” As in, “she ain’ all bad; that cold beer, well, it ain’ all bad; or, that porterhouse steak Johnny just bought us, hell, it ain’ all bad!” It’s just the same […]

Lightnin’ Strikes at a Shack Up Inn Wedding

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS and PHOTOS in post Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm, famed Hill Country blues musician and Clarksdale and Shack Up Inn favorite, got all hitched to Bernikki Lewis—Big Momma Yolanda Hurt’s baby girl—on Friday during Juke Joint Festival Week on the grounds at the Shack Up Inn. Who’d a thunk Lightnin’ would have […]

“Charlie Patton’s War” Right Here in Clarksdale

By Poor William VIDEO IN POST (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Twas just another serendipitous Sunday night at the Shack Up Inn. My dawg, Joey Young, local artist and Shack Shaker, called and said there was a band named Charlie Patton’s War who was gonna jam a bit. Well, hell yeah, I’ll swing by. The band’s name was […]