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 […]

Mississippi Delta Sunsets Nourish The Soul

Artist Greg Birdsong observes Mississippi Delta sunsets and paints them, often in miniature. By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi If you follow THE Delta Bohemian®–Poor William, Pontificus Minimus, Chilly Billy–also known as Billy Howell on Facebook, then you know how possessed he is with sharing, via his iPhone camera, the magnificent glory of the evening skies in the Mississippi […]

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.

Kingfish plays guitar at Hambone Gallery Pre-Sunflower Fest

The 15-year-old Guitar Sensation and Delta Boy By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) With the annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival officially starting Thursday night at the VIP Tent, Clarksdale has already begun hearing great music. Red’s Lounge, Bluesberry Café and Ground Zero Blues Club all had music on Monday night and Red’s and […]

Director Lee Quinby Focuses on Clarksdale

Arts & Education Program at the Delta Blues Museum is her next subject. By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (VIDEO) Our relationship began three years ago when I spotted a small group of nattily dressed folks exiting Cat Head on a Sunday morning following the Juke Joint Festival. When I get that urge to connect I try to always […]

Which Marshall Bouldin do you know ?

His contribution to Clarksdale and Coahoma County mattered. By MAGICAL MADGE FLORENCE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi INCLUDES HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTICLES FROM CLARKSDALE “For his highly developed mind, his understanding of human nature, his beautiful vision, his great executive ability, his powers of leadership, his conscientious desires to uphold the highest ideals of honesty, truth and […]

Marshall Bouldin III – Focus on a Portrait

Video interview about his first commissioned portrait for $100 By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi VIDEO and PHOTOGRAPHS How does a portrait artist get started? Watch the interview with the artist Marshall Bouldin III beneath his first commissioned portrait.

Titties, Chicken Wings, & a Fake Death – Steve Kolbus

Musician Steve Kolbus riding on DB Pedicab with Billy Howell By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – VIDEOS IN POST What do chicken wings, titties and a true story about a woman faking her own death have to do with each other? Steve Kolbus. Steve Kolbus is an iconic local musician, Clarksdale transplant, nice guy, great promoter, multi-vocational window […]

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 […]

Lucious Spiller Wins New Fans Everywhere He Goes

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS  and PHOTOS in post When we hear blues man Lucious Spiller is leaving his hometown of Little Rock and headed to Clarksdale, Poor William and I adjust our calendar commitments so we can be certain we get to hear this talented musician perform. He has no […]

Cassidy Bayou Gallery celebrates Spring Exhibition

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (SUMNER, Mississippi) Clarksdalians and many others have been looking forward to Saturday, April 12, 2014; the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival is finally here! We will enjoy a full week of festivities leading up to, during, and after the magical Saturday we love so much. Thank you, Roger Stolle, Kinchen […]

April is Muddy Waters Month at DBM and Blues at Home in Oxford

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (CLARKSDALE and OXFORD, Mississippi) The above poster caught my eye while walking out of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn on Monday night. What a cool idea. “April is Muddy Waters Month at the Delta Blues Museum!” The staff at the DBM kicks off their Month Long […]

Hope Becomes Faith – a poem about a miracle

By unnamed Guest Bohemian (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Submission by a long-time local Clarksdale business man who quietly and beautifully puts his thoughts to pen and paper–sometimes in a song, sometimes in a poem. We are blessed that he would share this treasure with the Delta Bohemian®. After reading a poem written by a terminally ill young […]

Web Developer Matt Cromwell Features The Delta Bohemian

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) When it comes to web publishing, I pretend to know what I am doing. But when it comes to web developing, I don’t know much. At all. Back in October 2010 when the Delta Bohemian® was born, we were saved by my high school friend Cal Carter of Gulf Shores Life. Cal graciously and generously […]

Delta Bohemian: Heart of the Mississippi Delta – Rivergator – River Connects Us All

Guest Bohemian John “Driftwood Johnnie” Ruskey (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Brought to you courtesy of the: Lower Mississippi River Foundation Now Available: fine art glicées depicting the elegant creative meanders and wildly fertile landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River.  These glicées are super high quality reproductions printed with brilliant permanent inks on buffered museum-grade watercolor paper. Visit www.deltabohemian.com and enjoy […]

The Parting Glass

By POOR WILLIAM (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO OF AUDIO RECORDING IN POST Oh, how the Irish can combine sorrow and mirth all in one haunting, hair-raising tune. And, oh, how #2 daughter, Bethany, can make her old man cry when he hears her croon. The audio recording of Parting Glass appeared on my desktop computer two […]

A Fascination With Art: Making it Your Life – Sounds interesting, huh?

(Jackson, Mississippi) by Magical Madge – On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, you can dine while talking art in a setting that is sure to impress. How could it not? The Jackson Symphony League is hosting a Spring Luncheon and the one and only Mississippi Interior Designer and Lifestyle and Design Blogger MS Design Maven, Marilyn Trainor Storey, […]

Music strikes a chord whether with Jose in Downtown Sydney or in the Blues Capital of the World – Clarksdale, Mississippi

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI –  VIDEO IN POST  – It’s a dreary day today in Clarksdale, smack dab in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, and all is cold, wet, icy, barren and the wind is blowing. Why not take today to remember Australia and how it continues to affect my senses. I hope you take pleasure […]

Coahoma Living Magazine features John Ruskey and his new RIVER GATOR website

Clarksdale, Mississippi – The Summer 2012 issue of Clarksdale Press Register’s Coahoma Living magazine celebrates the dawn of a new website. RIVERGATOR.org has been birthed by Delta Bohemian Driftwood Johnnie, aka John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. After many years of personal river experience and several years of site development, John has given to non-motorized […]