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

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 […]

What I Learned from White Lightnin Malcolm

A Hill Country Blues Foot Soldier “Always be thankful and have a thankful heart; it makes the sun shine better!” – Steve Lightnin Malcolm Anyone who has taken a precursory look at deltabohemian.com over the last five-plus years will easily ascertain Lightnin Malcolm as being Poor William’s favorite musician. His lyrics, music, work ethic and […]

GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL

New Location on the Sunflower Strip in Clarksdale – VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY Grand Reopening Levon’s Bar and Grill on the Sunflower Strip Official GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL is Thursday, May 26, 2016, featuring one of The Delta Bohemian’s favorite musicians, Lightnin’ Malcolm, whose brand of Hill Country Blues will begin around 8:30 p.m.

Delta Bohemian Tours Love Jeep

We Back….I think Introducing Delta Bohemian Tours Love Jeep CLARKSDALE, Mississippi VIDEO and PHOTOS Hey Man, and Babes everywhere, this is Poor William back at the ‘puter, ready to write mostly inane chatter about this deliciously cool place we get to call home: The Mississippi Delta. I know some folks who knew me when I […]

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 […]

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 […]

CASTAWAYS – Our Only True And Faithful Companions?

A RADIOLAND / HIDDEN WHIM / REFLECTION from Poor William – (Radioland Video in post) “Are our only true and faithful companions castaways?”  John Ruskey, on the river, Oct. 2014 Castaway: A shipwrecked person, an outcast, or anything cast adrift or thrown away. Last year at the conclusion of a three-day Mississippi River camping, canoeing […]

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 […]