What Will You Do In and Around Clarksdale? Posted 6-8-11

What Will You Do?


Posted 6-8-11 and edited 6-15-11


Jeffrey Collins from NOLA and Delta Bohemian Gordon Yamamoto from Kensington, CA enjoying themselves at RUST Restaurant in Clarksdale. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Jeffrey Collins from NOLA and Delta Bohemian Gordon Yamamoto from Kensington, CA enjoying themselves at RUST Restaurant in Clarksdale. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

What’s going on in and around Clarksdale/Coahoma County and beyond? Read about some upcoming events and don’t forget to check out the DELTA BOHEMIAN SCENE PHOTOS taken last week. We have included photos of the cast, crew and director from the Premier of “Moon Ring”, a movie Young & Free columnist Corinne Vance had a supporting actress role in.

The teen romance film debuted at the Little Rock Film Festival Friday, June 3 at the Argenta Community Theater. The writer/director of the film, Scott Loye, was in attendance along with his wife and producer Sara. Many cast and crew attended the premier including the lead actress and 2011 Miss Teen Colorado Caley-Rae Pavillard.

After the movie, Director Loye and Christopher Crane with the Arkansas Film Commission answered questions from the audience.

During the Q & A, Loye said the low-budget film ended up costing close to $250,000.00. The 90 minute movie was edited out of a total of 71.5 hours. Loye commended cinematographer Bryan Stafford for his amazing work.

A team of 8 visual effects guys spent 9 weeks rotoscoping one of the characters who played a “ghost angel”  in the movie.

Veteran actor Jerry Van Dyke provided some quality comic relief during the intense film which touts a tagline of “True Love Endures Even Death” as mentioned on the movie’s IMDb page.

The cast consisted of mostly young actors and actresses with limited experience on the big screen. Loye did an excellent job with his selection of young people as they all did a commendable job.

The movie appeals primarily to teenage girls between the ages of 12-17. The book which the film was adapted from will be available later this month on Amazon. Loye is hopeful he will find the right distributor for his film and that DVD’s will be made available to the public very soon.

Watch the movie trailer and view more photos on our post of June 2 about the World Premier.

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Thursday night, June 16: Brantley Catlette – 7:00-9:00PM – Drink Specials!

Friday night, June 17: Marshall Drew 7:30PM


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Monday nights: Acoustic music with RONNIE DREW and complimentary hors d’oeuvres!

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6/5-17 – Bob Margolin (ex-Muddy Waters band) leads guitar workshops and Ann Rabson (formerly of Saffire) leads the piano workshops — both at Hopson Commissary and the Shackup Inn. “Open to the young at heart,” the Pinetop Perkins Foundation also offers scholarships to applicants from 12-21 years of age. This is the second year for this event, and Pinetop Perkins will be in attendance for part of it.

The week culminates with a Friday, 6/17 performance at world-famous Ground Zero Blues Club.

Details and more on-line at www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org.

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Opening Reception for the new SON HOUSE  EXHIBIT

THURSDAY, June 23, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Delta Blues Museum will open its newest exhibit focusing on SON HOUSE, the renowned bluesman who taught Robert Johnson how to play guitar. The retrospective features the work of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame photographer, archivist and Oxford, MS, resident Dick Waterman (largely known for his work with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton).

The exhibit is part of ongoing museum celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Johnson’s birth. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Delta Blues Museum & National Guitar Company.

Read more about it by CLICKING HERE.

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BLUESBERRY CAFE (Yazoo Street, Clarksdale, 662-627-7008)

Monday Spaghetti night: Live music with Sean “Bad” Apple

You never know what surprise musicians will show up here!

Check out a video shot at BLUESBERRY on our Watcha Gonna Do post dated 5-26-11.

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Tuesdays nights: live blues or roots music. 7:00PM til

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THE DEN – New! (220 Yazoo, Clarksdale)

The new annex of the Rock ‘n Blues Museum. Saturday nights: live music TBA 7:00-10:00pm.                   Non-smoking, family oriented environment.

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Saturdays: (non-event weekends) PIANO RED 12:00PM

CHECK OUT Cat Head’s amazing listing of LIVE MUSIC IN THE DELTA.

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Corner of  Sunflower Avenue and MLK Dr.

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Friday, June 17: Jeff Norwood w/BJ and Chris

Often Red’s has music on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights.

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Wednesday – Saturday nights: Live Music. Check the GZBC website for up-to-date event information.

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BLUES with BOWKER on KRSH 95.9: Tune in on Sundays out of Santa Rosa, CA from 7-9pm PDT.

Bill Bowker has one of the best Blues shows on the radio! Anywhere! That is why it’s lasted so long. A true Sonoma County tradition.  Bill actually started the whole thing back in L.A. in 75,  brought it with him to KVRE in the 80’s, and finally to it’s home the Krush.  3 hours every Sunday night spanning the entire spectrum of this musical piece of American culture called the Blues. CLICK HERE to tune directly to KRUSH 95.9. We actually keep the KRSH live stream up on our computer often. It makes for excellent background music and for creating a bohemian environment in your abode…and that is important, ya know?! It’s a very good thing to get out of your box and experience your life as it is at the particular moment  you are experiencing it. And then….express yourself. Physically, verbally, emotionally, intellectually…and all the rest of those -ally’s.

Delta Bohemian Bill Bowker of "BLUES WITH BOWKER" famed Radio Show on THE KRUSH workin' his DB T-shirt.

Delta Bohemian Bill Bowker of "BLUES WITH BOWKER" famed Radio Show on THE KRUSH workin' his DB T-shirt.

Delta Bohemian Lavonna Bowker workin' her DB Hat.

Delta Bohemian Lavonna Bowker workin' her DB Hat.

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CHARLIE’S BACK ROOM with Charlie Musselwhite radio show on KRSH 95.9: Tune in on Sundays out of Santa Rosa, CA from 6-7pm PDT.

Listen to what Charlie’s been collecting in his back-room over the years, and the stories that accompany it, from this Blues legend.  CLICK HERE to tune directly in to KRUSH 95.9 or go visit Charlie’s website at charliemusselwhite.com.

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KRUSH AMERICANA radio show with Bill Bowker. Tune in to live streaming show on Monday Evenings from 7-9pm PDT. A nice blend of twang, Alt-country, classic country and more. Real Music! CLICK HERE to listen to the KRSH live and make it a point to check out Bowker’s AMERICANA show.

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DELTA BLUES NEWS on “Bluesville” with Roger Stolle (owner of CAT HEAD)

Tune in to Channel 74 on XM Radio and listen to Roger’s “live” call-in show at 4:00pm on most Thursdays. Roger talks about Mississippi Delta blues news.

Roger Stolle of CAT HEAD with Poor William during Juke Joint Festival. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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M FOR MISSISSIPPI producers Roger Stolle (Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art) and Jeff Konkel (Broke & Hungry Records) oversee filming of their new blues documentary WE JUKE UP IN HERE last weekend near Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale — from a safe distance! Meanwhile, videographer Damien Blaylock risks life and limb to get “the shot.” The crew (along wtih audio engineer Bill Abel) also recorded two nights of live blues performances by Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood and Anthony “Big A” Sherrod inside Red’s legendary juke. The new movie will fittingly premiere during Juke Joint Festival in April 2012.

Image courtesy of official project photographer Lou Bopp.






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  1. Clifford Davis says:

    Great Pictures!!

  2. Fun to see all the great photos and what’s been goin’ on!

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