Clarksdale Sunday Afternoon Music at Levon’s Bar & Grill

The Blackwater Trio groovin’ at Levon’s Clarksdale Sunday Afternoon Music at Levon’s Bar & Grill [VIDEO] Groovin’, on a Sunday afternoon Really couldn’t get away too soon I can’t imagine anything that’s better The world is ours whenever we’re together There ain’t a place I’d like to be instead of Groovin’…The Rascals Dude, it’s all about […]

Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down in Clarksdale Town

Slow roll the streets of Clarksdale with Chilly Billy Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down in Clarksdale Town [VIDEOS] On a Sunday morning sidewalk I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of […]

Delta Bohemian and CLARKSDELTA T-Shirts

BACK IN STOCK Delta Bohemian® and CLARKSDELTA T-Shirts Back in stock! Our First Edition Delta Bohemian T-Shirts were first introduced in 2011. This is a super comfortable, military green/hemp colored, pre-shrunk t-shirt with Delta Bohemian® across the front. We have been told by many this is their favorite t-shirt ever! The brands we use are […]

CLICK MAGAZINE Hit the Road in March 2017

From food to fashion to hidden gems to Clarksdale’s Delta Bohemians CLICK MAGAZINE hit the road, Jack, for their new March 2017 issue. Editor Casey Hilder contacted Chilly Billy and requested an unexpected and unsolicited sit-down with Clarksdale’s Delta Bohemians. In addition to the Up Front Interview with us called  “A Delta Bohemian Rhapsody,” they […]

Meet Meraki Job Training Program Director Ben Lewis

NEW! Griot Arts Inc continues to expand and influence in Clarksdale (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY) Meraki Job Training Program and Meraki Roasting Company, a new destination go-to in downtown Clarksdale for youth wanting experience in the workforce and for locals and visitors to enjoy and support!

Senator Roger Wicker to address Teen Substance Abuse

at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford, Mississippi [VIDEO] This is encouraging news! United States Senator Roger Wicker to address adolescent substance abuse at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center on Tuesday, May 30th, at the facility in Oxford, Mississippi. 

Jimmy Hughes tunes his dial to 88.1 XRDSfm

Clarksdalian Coach Hughes hooked to XRDS.fm Jimmy Hughes made my day! While walking across the intersection of Yazoo and East 2nd Street last Friday,

Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash – MONDAY at 4!

Celebrate, Support and Hear some Outstanding Young People Sing and Play!!! The Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash is Monday, January 30th from 4-6pm. You will hear special performances from the Coahoma Community College Choir, Greenville High School Voices of Liberation, Madison Palmer High School Marching Band AND the award-winning Delta Blues Museum Band. THAT is reason enough […]

KEEP CLARKSDALE RESPONSES from People Who Care

A Summary of Thoughts From Respondents Keep Clarksdale Responses from People Who Care. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “Keep Clarksdale” was a post on deltabohemian.com two weeks ago. The intent was to solicit ideas and provide a forum for anybody wanting to voice suggestions on […]

Touring Serendipity Connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood

Expect the unexpected. Expect it. (VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN POST) Touring serendipity connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood on just another day in the Mississippi Delta, a special place rife with ubiquity—we never know what we will see or whom we will encounter. Expect the unexpected. Expect it.

Pip Cowan Busking His Way to Mississippi

Help a Blues Brother Out Is it any wonder a fine fella like Pip Cowan from the Land Down Under wants to return to the Mississippi Delta? Clarksdale, Mississippi draws folks daily from all over the world, who come here for the blues and most always come back for the people. We are a fairly […]

How do we KEEP CLARKSDALE and continue to draw folks here?

Clarksdale, Mississippi at a Crossroads The following thoughts on the status of my hometown bear no reflection on anyone or any entity that I might have an integral or loose association with business-wise or personally. I will not address individuals or specific entities in this post as I muse out loud about how to Keep […]

WXXO – XRDS.fm Now On Air in Clarksdale

Blues/Roots Radio is now ‘On the Air’ in the Birthplace of the Blues thanks to Bill Bowker and Charles Evans WXXO – XRDS.fm now on the air in Clarksdale, the Birthplace of the Blues. At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, […]

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees

The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I Went to the Crossroad: The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. Asked the lord above ‘Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please’ — Robert Johnson The Faustian myth regarding fabled bluesman […]

Delta Business Journal Features Clarksdale Delta Advocate

By Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and lovers of the Mississippi Delta Delta Business Journal (DBJ) in their October 2016 issue features a Clarksdalian by Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and those who love this inimitable corner of the universe known as the Mississippi Delta. When the DBJ hired Clarksdale native Randall Haley, freelance writer and senior managing editor of HottyToddy.com, […]

MISSISSIPPI DELTA MUSIC CITY alive with DEEP BLUES FEST

This Thursday – Monday. MUSIC GALORE! October 13-17, 2016 – Alternative Blues to Gospel! The Mississippi Delta Music City of Clarksdale is at it again. The DEEP BLUES FEST is this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Clarksdale. Lord, have mercy! They even feature GOSPEL on Sunday!!!! It keeps getting better and better! #DeepBluesFest #DeepBluesFest16 Peruse […]

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 […]

RIP Mr. Willie Seaberry – By Roger Stolle

The man they called “Po’ Monkey” (1941-2016) By Guest Bohemian Roger Stolle – Written July 15, 2016. 8:03am MR. WILLIE SEABERRY (1941-2016) opened his juke joint in 1963. Last night, the man they called “PO’ MONKEY” (who, like most juke runners, WAS his juke joint) passed away at 75 years old. RIP. When the first […]

Our Trusty Companion: Suffering

A Sermon by Pastor and Friend Mark Webb Suffering is a part of life, is it not? On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Mark Webb, the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale, delivered an important sermon titled “Our Trusty Companion: Suffering.” July 10th was the end to a distressing week for our country following the deaths of