Watermelon Slim Sings Northwest Passage

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At The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta eclectic is not relegated to Clarksdale, MS, though I think we have a short leg up on the rest of God’s fertile country south of Memphis down to Vicksburg. Magical Madge and I were delivering the latest issue of The ‘Sip magazine […]

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 […]

SHOUTOUT to Australia from Clarksdale Mayor Luckett

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By Magical Madge (Clarksdale, Mississippi) PHOTOS and VIDEO in POST! For some reason, when John Henshall says “Jump,” we Jump! Henshall, Principal of Essential Economics in Melbourne, our generous host during our trip down under last year, was having another one of his Blues n’ Ribs Party with none other than the Delta’s own Watermelon Slim and […]

What do Lagunitas Brewing Company and Watermelon Slim have in common? A successful blues festival in Sonoma County

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  Petaluma, CA – If you saw our post COAHOMA TO SONOMA COUNTY BLUES FESTIVAL: We Like The Sounds Of That! you may be wondering how things turned out over the weekend. Our friend Bill Bowker, known for his radio shows at The KRUSH, sent us a juicy email with a link to a fine […]

International Blues Challenge 2012 Contestant PRISTINE – a Norwegian Psychedelic Rock Blues Band – Performs in Clarksdale

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  International Blues Challenge 2012 Contestant PRISTINE Performs in Clarksdale a Norwegian Psychedelic Rock Blues Band While catching up on the news during the recent International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, we ran across an article about the performance of a Norwegian rock blues band called Pristine at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street. […]

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 […]