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 […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Welcome to another “VIRTUAL” SOUNDS AROUND TOWN! Clarksdale, Mississippi, is world-famous for its 7 nights of live blues music every week (plus over a dozen annual festivals). During our current national health crisis, musicians and venues are moving to the worldwide web. Watch the virtual LIVE STREAM concerts […]

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, […]

DBJ Coins Roger Stolle as All Things Clarksdale and the Blues

Plus other local news including Delta Blues Museum’s 40th Celebration! Delta Business Journal coins Ohio-native transplant Roger Stolle as “All Things Clarksdale and the Blues.” Publisher Scott Coopwood writes an in-depth account about Roger, the marketing mastermind who now passionately claims Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta as his home…..and we are so thankful he has!

Wright Thompson Highlights Kathryn’s Moon Lake Memories for Garden and Gun

We agree with Wright; Kathryn’s is “Our Kind of Place” too! Clarksdale native Wright Thompson highlights Kathryn’s Moon Lake Memories for Garden and Gun Magazine in the April/May 2019 issue. Founded in 1939, current owner, chef and musician, John Mohead deserves the praise! People from all over the Mid-South eagerly make the journey to dine […]

Josh Troy reports Wilson Rollings perform at Clarksdale White House

Clarksdale Press Register writer attends Home Concert and shares his experience Clarksdale Press Register managing editor Josh Troy reports “Wilson Rollings perform at Clarksdale White House” Home Concert Series. Thank you for attending our special event, Josh, and for writing about your experience hearing Matt Rollings and Anthony Wilson perform in the living room of […]