Clarksdalian Bill Harlow Has Always Liked Cars

Clarksdalian Bill Harlow has always liked cars. How many of you remember when Bill’s dad had the Friars Point Motor Company? Young Bill worked in the parts department back then and grew up around motor vehicles. He especially enjoyed his days of competitive horseshoe mud racing. “I like racing cars!” he said with a devilish […]

Hang Your Holiday Hats at Hopson Commissary

The world has changed; that’s a fact! From large cities to rural gems—like Clarksdale—economies and social structures have taken a hit due to Covid-19 and “all the stuff, real and imagined” resulting from its presence! Hopson Commissary, a longtime historical treasure in the North Mississippi Delta, is changing too; but open in the fall on […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Welcome to the “Light Blues Festival & Chili Cookoff” edition of CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI’s Sounds Around Town — some VIRTUAL (online only), some PUBLIC (in-person), some both. For PUBLIC shows, please keep each other safe. Clean up, mask up and socially distance with us, y’all! #VisitMSResponsibly, so we can […]

Cathy Nutt Live Podcast Starring Chilly Billy

Cathy Nutt Live Podcast starring Chilly Billy Howell is Wednesday, September 2nd for a full hour, LIVE, from 3:00-4:00pm CST.   Or, as Billy prefers…. “The Cathy Nutt Show Featuring Delta Bohemian Podcast Redneck Chilly Billy Howell.” 

Ides of May – Poem by Chilly Billy Howell

Ides of May A poem by Chilly Billy Howell   Ides of MayWhat a day Docked sans a bang Easin’ in ‘neath the chin Six feet from the virus

Malachi Moment Number 830

  We clean the temporal while neglecting the Eternal. We clean what is right in front of us. We clean what other people can see, so we look good while often neglecting the hard work. We clean the outside of the cup, but the inside is still dirty. The temporal is here and now…manifestations of […]

Malachi Moment Number 863

When I get stressed, I get anxious and depressed. When I get too much relief, I get anxious and depressed. Any kind of heat creates weather. It all starts with heat, like a butterfly effect. Heat affects everything. Heat affects change. Depression is more looking backwards and focusing on things that have happened that we […]

Clarksdale Scenes Friday Before Juke Joint Fest 2017

VIDEO: Ride with Chilly Billy around town and listen to some fine music Clarksdale, Mississippi – VIDEO IN POST! The Delta Bohemian originally posted this on April 18, 2018. Greetings from Clarksdale, Mississippi, heart of the MS Delta! Juke Joint Fest 2018 is upon us and Clarksdale is hoppin’ like a jumpin’ bullfrog in Calaveras County. […]

Peace Will Calm The Waters – Poem by Chilly Billy Howell

Peace Will Calm The Waters A poem by Chilly Billy Howell   Awakened at threeGroaning at meWaves lapping the tenuous shorelineStartled by soundScary and boundBy nothing shackled or tetheredLong the leaf that flies at night

DBJ Features Delta Bohemian Billy and Madge Howell

Delta Business Journal Features Delta Bohemian Billy and Madge Howell We are very grateful to Delta Business Journal (DBJ) and to writer Becky Gillette for recognizing us as “Ambassadors for the Delta.” Chilly Billy and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with Becky and appreciate her inquisitive interest in who we are and what we do. […]

Visit Clarksdale Presented Research-in-Action Award

Coahoma County Tourism’s Visit Clarksdale was presented with the Research-in-Action Award at the annual Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism Nine Special Research Awards were presented at the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism held this Fall in Columbus, Mississippi. These special awards are presented in recognition and appreciation of research efforts. Recipients are usually a Tourism […]

Back to the Blues with Mississippi Roads Featuring Clarksdale —VIDEO

Join Mississippi Public Broadcasting host Walt Grayson as he travels “Back to the Blues” with the popular show Mississippi Roads featuring Clarksdale.

Confronting Demons and Dealing with Addiction

A good friend from a former life, whom I have stayed in touch via social media, recently shared the following message with me regarding confronting demons and dealing with addiction. While smoking a cigar in the backyard, I typed out my response on an iPhone! There is nothing original or sage in my reply to […]

THE SECRET HISTORY – Delta Bohemian Seminars Book Study Weekend

Delta Bohemian Seminars: Book Study of Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” “A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction….Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth.” — The Times (London) “A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured…..Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite.” […]

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CLARKSDALE

Let Chilly Billy be your guide. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi So, are you thinking about coming to our little mecca in the heart of the Mississippi Delta but you aren’t too sure what to do when you get here? After all, could there really be that much to do in a town of 15,000+? Before the list […]

A Clarksdale LIVE MUSIC VENUES Guide

Cash only? Credit Cards? Full Bar? Beer Only? Cover Charge? Find out here. Clarksdale Live Music Venues – our little Mississippi Delta town features live music 365 days a year! Where are the best places to hear live music in Clarksdale? This list will help, starting with our favorite, Red’s Blues Club. During festivals more music venues open and […]

Top Ten Juke Joint Rules

Lay Your Burden Down – Includes a Radioland Video Top Ten Juke Joint Rules for visiting Clarksdale’s fabled juke joints, blues clubs, music venues, etc., will ease your mind and put you square in the middle of cool. We might be a land of affable-yet-pugnacious characters, eccentrics, crazies, lazies, loosey-goozies and profound pontificators, but we do appreciate a […]

Best Places to Stay in Clarksdale

For a town of 17,000+, the cool places to stay continue to amaze! Looking for the best places to stay in Clarksdale, Mississippi? Considering a visit to the Mississippi Delta? Stay in Clarksdale, the heart of it all! With a population just over 17,000, the cradle of the blues boasts live music 365 days a year. We […]

Bye Bye Miss American Pie – Home Concert Series

An Interpretive and Interactive Evening of Music Presented by David Elliot Bye Bye Miss American Pie w/ Master of Ceremonies David Elliott    SOLD OUT! Around 1972, two boys’ dorm counselors at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Vicksburg, Tad Meyer and Steve Zimmerman, and I sat down with two six packs of beer (it was […]

DBJ Profiles Seven Delta Women in Business

Delta Bohemian Co-founder Madge Howell featured The Delta Business Journal’s June 2019 Cover Story features seven Delta women in business. Madge Howell, co-founder of The Delta Bohemian®, is honored to be included in the article along with Mississippi Gift Company owner Cindy Tyler, Gainspoletti Financial Services advisor Brandyn H. Skeen, Sherman’s Restaurant owner Allison Nimrod, […]