Hopson Commissary: Monday Evening Comin’ Down

Outside Clarksdale town listen to some awesome acoustic music. VIDEO & PHOTOS WATCH VIDEO I am increasingly drawn to Hopson Commissary’s Monday evening, acoustic, “comin’-down-easy” from the weekend, musical experience beginning at 6:00pm accompanied by free food (always a pot of something owners James & Cathy Butler have whipped up) and free music (please tip the musician […]

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 […]

Broadcaster Bill Bowker Fired Up About Clarksdale

Santa Rosa KRUSH 95.9 host of long time running “Blues With Bowker” interviewed by Daedalus Howell By Magical Madge Watch the Video Daedalus Howell interviews the legendary Bill Bowker about his long-lasting radio broadcasting career and his love of blues music and its roots. In their exchange, beginning around minute 13:13, Howell mentions the radio host’s new venture/venue by […]

Aspen Wedding – by Mims Graeber

Something nice for my mother and Robert Publisher notes Holy Matrimony is very personal and intimate. Wedding videos help document but seldom capture the essence of the moment in time. However, I have never seen one like the Aspen : Wedding film Mims Graeber made. The emotion it evokes is authentic and that is rare. The young […]

Classic ROBERT BILBO WALKER at Reds Blues Club

Experience this blues entertainer at the iconic juke joint in Clarksdale By Magical Madge CLASSIC VIDEO If you have never seen this unique performer, then you need to go to Red’s Blues Club and hear Robert “Bilbo” Walker live, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in downtown Clarksdale. In the words of Roger Stolle, “Don’t miss the wig, suit, duckwalk and […]

Kathryn’s Restaurant Owner Opens Southbound in Helena

Mississippi Delta native John Mohead moves Southbound Pizza to downtown Helena, Arkansas By Poor William VIDEO INTERVIEW and PHOTOS John Mohead, Numba One Cooka, fine musician, and owner/chef of Kathryn’s Restaurant on Moon Lake is opening a new version of his Southbound Pizza, formerly located in Tunica, MS. Magical Madge and I were in Helena […]

ALICE HASEN – A Poet and We Didn’t Know It

Gifted musician continues to surprise with this poem written on the spur By Poor William VIDEOS in post The Delta draws a multitude of people, mostly tourists who love the blues in the birthplace of the blues, but we also draw folks for many other reasons. We have some serious socioeconomic and educational  issues here and are fortunate to have […]

Susan McPhail & Nick Nolte – The Pantyologist

Local Actress shines at screening for A Walk In The Woods By Poor William VIDEOS and PHOTOS (34 images) Madge and I were thrilled this week to attend a pre-screening of the hysterical comedy, A Walk in the Woods, starring Nick Nolte and Robert Redford with appearances by Emma Thompson and Mary Steenburgen. Tuesday evening’s sold out event […]

Charlie Musselwhite plays blues guitar

An impromptu christening of Magical Madge’s new Epiphone by a legend By Magical Madge VIDEO IN POST Billy and I relish moments when we get to enjoy meaningful dialogue with others. The two of us rarely run out of things to discuss but we welcome when we can engage in conversation with close friends and/or new friends in […]

Surf the Great Mississippi River Flood of 2011 with John Ruskey

Read about and watch his documentary “Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave” By Magical Madge With all these 10-year remembrances going on about the massive, destructive and deadly storm called Katrina, I am reminded of another storm which left it’s mark on some of us here in Northwest Mississippi. It wasn’t that long ago I struggled to sleep […]

“Katrina the Mule” captures the real Carlos Elliot Jr.

Hot first single video release KATRINA THE MULE from new album “Del Otún & el Mississippi” [youtube width=”600″ height=”350″]https://youtu.be/8e65OrJ8XMg[/youtube] By Poor William VIDEOS and PHOTOS (28) Clarksdale is blessed to have many musicians who wander purposefully into our midst, often coming back time and time again. A Delta Bohemian’s favorite is the sexy, supa suave, Carlos […]

Beatle Mania Strikes in Clarksdale

Friday, July 17 on the Grand Lawn of the Cutrer Mansion Clarksdale, Mississippi Three local gifted musicians will be treating concert goers and lawn sitters to an hour and forty five minutes of Beatle Mania music beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 17th. The musicians are Walt Busby, Bo Jones and Gramm Phillips. These […]

Home Grown Thursday Nights in Clarksdale

Farmers Market has bushels of goodness for you to buy and enjoy! Clarksdale, Mississippi PHOTO GALLERY This list makes my mouth water, especially when I know it was grown by local farmers: Sweet corn Cucumbers Squash Zucchini Plums Nectarines Green Beans Onions Eggplant Green Tomatoes Blackberries Baked Goods Farm Fresh Eggs Fresh Cut Flowers Herbs […]

KINGFISH plays ” The Star Spangled Banner “

WROX Radio sponsored a free concert at the MLK Stage on the banks of the Sunflower River in Downtown Clarksdale [youtube width=”600″ height=”350″]https://youtu.be/Lx-UDnG6Zw4[/youtube] By Magical Madge Happy July 4th! We are proud to be Americans. Friends, Bobbie and Paul Wilson, owners of WROX RADIO, have embraced this community of Clarksdale. They have made it their […]

Clarksdale Music Venues Sound Off for the Americana Music Triangle (AMT)

Birth of the New Figure Eight By POOR WILLIAM VIDEOS and PHOTO GALLERY The recent Americana Music Triangle’s (AMT) “Gold Record Road” celebration in Clarksdale was reminiscent of the Clarksdale of my teens. Vietnam had ended, light beer was being brewed, and the coolest thing for white teens was to cruise the figure-eight path through Sonic and […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

From Club to Club to Club By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta folks ain’ scared of a party and that’s for damn sure. It’s always on in the Mississippi Delta: whether high-browing at the Country Club or low-browing just about any-damn-where-else. We Deltans love to party whether at a cocktail party, a tailgating event at […]

Hunt Marketing is Hot on the Trot from Oxford and Tupelo

Sample a slice of Southern Heritage Air Foundation from the eyes of these gifted young marketers By Magical Madge VIDEOS and PHOTOS If you are on the Oxford Square, look up! Above the fabulous boutique Nella (formerly Duvall’s), you can see and visit a marketing firm hot on the trot for businesses eager to get with today’s […]

Big Boy Martin Grant Remembered

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 […]

Artrageous Event in Downtown Clarksdale

Tuesday, April 7th from 5 o’clock until….. EAT LOCAL. BUY LOCAL. BE LOCAL. CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI Read all about it on the graphic then head to Downtown Clarksdale, Tuesday, April 7th from 5:00pm until ….! Clarksdale Collective is providing an opportunity for local talent and businesses to showcase their work. Come on!

Give ’em Hell CeDell – “Last Man Standing”

Celebrate his newest CD in 10+ years at the Delta Blues Museum Saturday, March 7th. 3pm-5pm By POOR WILLIAM Tarzan is no longer playing in black and white on Saturday afternoons, at least not in the Mississippi Delta, so whatcha gonna do this Saturday afternoon, March 7th, from 3:00—5:00? Why not mosey on down to 1 […]