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 […]

Walk With Me Lord through the Mississippi Delta

Featuring Lucious Spiller and many others Walk With Me Lord! Walk with me. These are words I say and pray often. They come from a Traditional Spiritual song that lives deep within my heart and soul. When I hear Lucious Spiller sing it, I feel

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

A Delta Sigh Blessing

A Radioland audio nugget from Poor William and Magical Madge A Delta Sigh Blessing Sunsets in the Mississippi Delta often impart a Delta Sigh Blessing. A RADIOLAND nugget from Magical Madge and Poor William while driving in the Mississippi Delta. Read along while you listen to the Radioland audio in the VIDEO.

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 […]

Sunflower River Flood in Clarksdale and Coahoma County

Riding the waves on March 10, 2016   SUNFLOWER RIVER FLOOD VIDEO IN POST By Poor William And the rains came tumblin’ down…March saw epic flooding in our celebrated corner of the universe—The Mississippi Delta. Tragically, during the Sunflower River Flood of 2016 many Clarksdale area homes were lost, many likely never to be replaced […]

Sunset Over Moon Lake

Evening of Delta Delight A sunset over Moon Lake never fails to remind us how thankful we are for simple beauty unparalleled. Today was no exception. The light was mystical, drawing the Magical one to water’s edge…add “Shakin’ in the Cradle” by the intuitive Eric Tingstad, and what ya got here folks is Delta Delight, and for this we give […]

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 […]

A Thanksgiving Cogitation

By Poor William A Thanksgiving Cogitation Poor William reflects on thankfulness. ⬇️ WATCH THE VIDEO ⬇️

Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

Let Grammy Award Winner Charlie Musselwhite show you around the town he loves so dearly. By Magical Madge WATCH DOCUMENTARY BELOW Our good friends Charlie and Henrietta Musselwhite love coming to Clarksdale. We are thankful to spend quality time with them during their visits. Serendipitously, Billy and I were getting some footage for a commissioned […]

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 […]

Richard Grant – Hooked on the Mississippi Delta

Former New Yorker and native Brit intrigued with our grist for humor, healing, and unique perspectives on life in general By Magical Madge More and more and more semi-fixtures, those who visit the Mississippi Delta over and over and over from far away places, leaving a piece of themselves each time, which nags and perplexes, drawing […]

Mississippi Delta Sunset with Delta Dog Gunny

Cuz and Tomcat gave Poor William a ride on the water and Gunny impressed By Poor William VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing […]

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 […]

The Bitter Southerner Rides Some Wild Miles with John Ruskey

Writer Boyce Upholt and Photographer Rory Doyle team up for something spectacular By Poor William – “The wilderness is the window of our souls, and water our smoothest passage through.” — John Ruskey, From “River Gator,” as published in I am Coyote: Readings from the Wild A timely, online publication started in 2013 called The […]

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 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 own and we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]