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 […]

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

Mt. Zion Church Goodness – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

He said yes to an invitation. On Sunday I attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Mt. Zion is just around the bend of the bayou and literally down the turn row from my house. In my 60 years I have driven by this iconic country church thousands of times. Often I have pulled on to […]

THE TOUR – My Mississippi Delta Excursion with Poor William

By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk – PW is also known as Chilly Billy Tuesday, October 13, 2015 was a big day for me, the day my whole trip to Clarksdale revolved about with The Tour! Delta Bohemian Chilly Billy picked me up at 10am and we headed off to the Crossroads-sign in Clarksdale. Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ […]

European Reflects on the Birthplace of the Blues

What I found while visiting Clarksdale. By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk Initially, it was the history of Clarksdale, Birthplace of the Blues, that made me want to visit. Nearly all of the great old blues musicians lived in/around Clarksdale, or frequented the place at a certain point. We’re talking big names here: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

The Sharecropper Family – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

Photograph cuts Mississippi Delta cotton farmer to the core By Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton In 2011, while digging through a box full of vintage photographs found on the dusty shelves in the primitive office of the Quitman County Democrat, I came across a photograph that cut me to my core. The expressions of grief and […]

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 […]

10-Year Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina

Fascinating true story by Mark “River” Peoples focused on a family in need AK (after Katrina) Quapaw Canoe Company captain extraordinaire, Mark River Peoples, is a personal friend, keeper of the waters, fellow Red’s Lounge regular and a contributor to the Delta Bohemian. Madge and I dig this Dude. He stays on the down low, […]

Quapaw Canoe Co. Captain Mark “River” and the Freshwater Spawners (Not a band)

All God’s creatures gotta spawn! By POOR WILLIAM PHOTOS The spawn is the symbol of new life and beginnings. A time of plenty for all species, and the reassurance of the incredible, undeniable cycles of life. — Mark “River” Peoples Followers of the Delta Bohemian® understand our deep, heartfelt appreciation for all things Quapaw Canoe Company—Driftwood Johnnie […]

What led him to Quapaw Canoe Company?

Mark “River” Peoples Had a Dream By POOR WILLIAM and GUEST BOHEMIAN MARK RIVER PEOPLES “Be true to yourself, have faith in the Creator and humanity, and you will find your way.” — Mark River The Delta Bohemian and Quapaw Canoe Company have many things in common, including an appreciation for individuality, nature, outdoor expressions of joie de […]

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 […]

The Delta – It’s Complicated – by Donald Christian

PART TWO By GUEST BOHEMIAN DONALD CHRISTIAN In a time long ago, I was a duck hunter in North Alabama dreaming of better days in the field. My former wife’s mother grew up in Bolivar County, Mississippi and after a few years of questions like “Are there any ducks over there?“ and “Did you ever hear […]

Mark River Blogs about Healing and Eagles

“Once they get to know you, they will love you.” By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Faithfully, every week, Quapaw Canoe Company‘s John Ruskey shoots me an email about recent past, present and future adventures on or about the river. These commentaries are in-depth and share a distinct insight into a riverman’s life. Yesterday, I opened one such email. The headliner was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delta Blues Museum Blues Trail Marker Unveiling

By PANNY MAYFIELD (Clarkdale, Mississippi) Despite overcast chilly skies, a large crowd attended the prestigious Mississippi Heritage Blues Trail marker unveiling honoring Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum Thursday afternoon, April 11. Speaking on the program beneath the canopy facing the marker are

The New York Times values Shonda Warner’s opinion when it comes to farmland prices – What do you think?

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) -by Guest Bohemian Fat Clyde, aka Mr. Lil John McKee Hello all you Bohemians out there; check out our own Shonda Warner’s quote in the New York Times about the recent surge in farmland prices. Miss Shonda did not fall off a watermelon trailer yesterday, and the DB suspects that she is right […]

CAT HEAD THEN, NOW AND LATER

Clarksdale, MS – By Guest Bohemian Eric Stone Cat Head turned 10 years old this year in a place where that’s a long time for a business. It’s achieved that by cutting out a strong niche for itself as both a commercial enterprise that sells blues music, art and books to visitors and also a […]

The Big Dinner on the Ground – Mississippi Picnic in Central Park 33rd Celebration

By Guest Bohemian Erickson EB Blakney, Broadcast Journalist and Documentarian with Publisher’s Footnote New York City – PHOTO GALLERY – “Follow your nose, it always knows,” so goes the popular ad jingle.  Saturday, as I was standing at the far southwestern reaches of Central Park’s Sheep’s Meadow, I detected the faint, yet distinct aroma of a […]