Turnrow Book Company has Kornegay SOIL on it’s hands

Co-founder and Proprietor Jamie Kornegay launches his debut novel in Greenwood By MAGICAL MADGE Rarely do I visit the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood without stopping by Turnrow Book Company on Howard Street. If Poor William is with me, it’s imperative, but we always make a pact not to go crazy buying more than we can afford.

Jeffrey Yentz Discovers the Windsor Ruins

Sometimes the most rewarding experiences are those one does not expect. By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN JEFFREY YENTZ PHOTO SLIDESHOWS I cannot recall the exact day our paths first crossed but I do remember it was his perspective on life and his God-given ability to illustrate it that drew me to him. We have been […]

John Ruskey Lectures Delta Psi Fraternity at Ole Miss

May the river be with Alex Borst! By MAGICAL MADGE and GUEST BOHEMIAN BRAXTON BARDEN PHOTOS and SEVERAL VIDEOS and SPECIAL LINK NEAR BOTTOM Was I reading my email correctly….? Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey was speaking at a fraternity house at Ole Miss? Yes! Just so happened my wheels were taking me in close proximity to the […]

Watermelon Slim Sings Northwest Passage

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 […]

Rory Doyle Captures Bill Abel

Look for more about this unique encounter in a future issue of Delta Magazine By GUEST BOHEMIAN PHOTOGRAPHER RORY DOYL I followed Bill Abel, someone who I have great respect for as a Bluesman and artist. I have seen him play a number of times, but I knew very little about who Bill is off the […]

The ‘Sip Magazine Appreciates the DB

What they discover may surprise you By POOR WILLIAM PHOTOS It’s always a tricky enterprise in today’s social media driven culture—rife with endless opportunities to “reach” potential customers—to share wonderful things others say and not appear to be “full of one’s self” or too self-aggrandizing. Tis a fine line to walk for sure….

Cactus and Stud: Meet Me in the City! Again!

A new hill country blues duo is born in Clarksdale By POOR WILLIAM ↓ VIDEO INCLUDED ↓ Clarksdale is all right! Live blues every night of the year, right here, in river city! One never knows what he or she will get when they hit the town of Clarksdale to hear some blues. Each single night at […]

Christone Kingfish Ingram Clarksdale Blues Prodigy

He is a Mississippi Delta Boy and he is going viral! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO and PHOTOS Christon Kingfish Ingram is a “bad boy” to be such a good boy; meaning his always improving guitar skills place him on par with some of the finest guitarists to ever have plucked some strings. Clarksdalians and […]

Play more tunes for me Daddy Rich

Help re-kick start this Clarksdale musician because he is off-the-chain gifted By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS It’s sad, sad to think Daddy Rich may bow out of the music world. I know he took a break this past year to get his priorities straight and for that I commend and respect him. We have missed […]

Five Years and Growing for Clarksdale Film Festival

It’s Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins kicks off the three-day event By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi What a perfect time of year to stay indoors and watch movies. It’s so cold outside! Give me a good movie, a blanket and a beverage and I’ll follow you anywhere. You say there is a […]

Red’s Lounge on a Friday Night in Clarksdale

Lucious Spiller Shares the Love By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Hey Man, I know we did a post on the Delta Bohemian® two weeks ago on Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge, but sometimes there’s more to something. And here it tis…

Meet Me in the City of Clarksdale

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 […]

Rice Farmer Outfits Delta Office with John Ruskey Paintings

Original Artwork and Giclées adorn Sumner, Mississippi By POOR WILLIAM Sumner, Mississippi VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY What always happens when an eclectic rice-farming, map-collecting restaurateur and Delta transplant buys a bevy of original artwork and giclées from a rugged individualist who paints, writes poetry, prose and music, while leading expeditions on the mighty Mississippi River? Well…? […]

Clarksdale Artist in Residence Mecca

Featuring visiting Australian Artist Eric Henshall, son of Clarksdale Champion John Henshall By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Buildings all over Clarksdale beg to become sanctuaries for artists in residence. In the meantime, while entrepreneurs like Charles Evans, who is renovating and converting several spaces along Sunflower Avenue for one such purpose, our artists in residence […]

Lois Lowry Shares Her Story with Clarksdale

Community Book Talks Lecture Series ends 2014 with outstanding speaker By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi Library full, mostly women—young to old—kids on iPhones, growing up fast, three young ladies in white headdresses, teachers with list for extra credit, several young Mennonite girls, faces flush with innocence and beauty, wearing printed dresses, small groups of rovers patrolling […]

An Encounter with Emily Renee – Nuance

Leatherwear Lady By MAGICAL MADGE New Orleans, LA A recent trip to New Orleans found Billy and me wandering in an outdoor art market during the early evening hours. It was a magical place, a wonderland of light displaying artists and their unique creations.

GROUND ZERO CARE FEST 2014 GONNA ROCK

Make plans to attend the popular annual Clarksdale event Thursday, September 25, 2014. PLUS enjoy a look-back at Care Fest 2013. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW Attend this year’s popular annual event CARE FEST 2014 to benefit the Clarksdale Care Station. Head to Ground Zero Blues Club, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm. Suggested Donation is […]

MOHEAD

John Mohead and Band Play Telluride Blues & Brews Festival By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEOS and PHOTOS) Hey man, what kind of title is “Mohead?” Well, I am just following suite. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival (September 12-14, 2014) lists the Mississippi Deltan as such. When artists get billed by last name only, then […]

Photographer Rory Doyle home in the Delta

The Real Delta Tours and Artistry features gifted artist from Maine who now lives in Cleveland By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (PHOTOS) On a serendipitous night in the Mississippi Delta, The Real Delta (TRD) hosted a “get-together” event at its office located at 216 Third Street in Clarksdale featuring photographs by Rory Doyle from Cleveland, MS. Rory Doyle is a […]

Designing a Logo Ain’t Easy

Designer Raymond Loewy, Khara Woods and Dave McClinton know By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi Designing a logo is not easy. My ex-husband Quimby Vance, native Mississippian and founder of EQ Design, deeply impressed upon me the importance of a powerful logo, referencing the brilliant International Harvester mark, designed by The Father of Industrial Design Raymond Loewy. It’s “The […]