You Are Doing What in Clarksdale? Posted 8-10-11

Scott Barretta, Cinda and Dick Waterman, SHelley Ritter, Ben Wiley Payton. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Scott Barretta, Cinda and Dick Waterman, SHelley Ritter, Ben Wiley Payton. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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The hot weather is here and so is the 24th Annual FREE Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale. The Festival will host a wide assortment of acts as  will the many venues around town. CLICK HERE to read more about the festival.

We suggest you also visit Roger Stolle’s classic “Live Music In The Delta” page which boats EVERYTHING going on in and around Clarksdale and Coahoma County and beyond.

Two Mississippi Delta boys were in town and spent some time with The Delta Bohemian. Desaix Anderson (now living between New York and Paris) and his brother, Buford, (now living in Tampico, Mexico) were in town to check on the progress of their new venture in Magical Madge’s former hometown of Sumner, Mississippi. Buford and Desaix purchased the old Marley Farms building from Madge and her brothers several years ago. It is situated on the square next to the courthouse in Sumner. The building is currently undergoing a massive renovation for their new Cassidy Bayou Art Gallery. The Delta Bohemian will be posting some exciting information about their project prior to their grand opening on October 1. Stay tuned.

Poor William and Magical Madge ventured out of Coahoma County this past week and visited the wonderful Delta town of Greenwood. They enjoyed The Alluvian Bar and the sounds of Cecil Abels, Duff Dorrough and Scott Albert Johnson. They later dined in a private, two person booth at Lusco’s and enjoyed every single bite, especially the luscious pompano.

Another night at Rust Restaurant in Clarksdale proved to be fun, as always.

Maude Schuyler Clay and her husband, Langdon, ventured to New Orleans  for the opening of the Ogden Museum’s Mississippi Photographs, 1860s-Present. Maude is one of the featured photographers in the exhibit. The exhibition includes photographs by George Ballis, Lyle Bongé, Seth Boonchai, Jane Rule Burdine, Maude Schuyler Clay, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, William Ferris, Roland Freeman, Matt Herron, Lewis Hine, Birney Imes, Jessica Ingram, William Henry Jackson, Franke Keating, Stuart Klipper, Jack Kotz, Clarence John Laughlin, Danny Lyon, Milly Moorehead West, David Rae Morris, Tom Rankin, Kathleen Robbins, Euphus Ruth, Jack Spencer, Mark Steinmetz, S. Gayle Stevens, Eudora Welty, Bruce West, Marion Post Wolcott and Terry Wood. The exhibition will be on view through September 18, 2011.

Enjoy the Video of musicians Dr. Alphonso Sanders and Marshall Drew.

And, don’t forget, the entire State of Mississippi is eagerly anticipating the opening of The Help today! Check out this Fantastic Trailer!

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KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL

October 6 – 8 in Historic Downtown Helena, Arkansas

Headliners: BUDDY GUY – DELBERT MCCLINTON – KEB’ MO’

For more information visit www.kingbiscuitfestival.com

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Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

SEE SEPARATE POST FOR PHOTOS FROM SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Friday – Sunday, August 12, 13 & 14, Clarksdale, MS

The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival is Clarksdale’s world-famous festival. It features all the local/regional “real-deal” blues acts you love… plus some headliners, usually with Mississippi connections. Follow the link to view the full Schedule of Events.

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, MS. August 12-14, 2011

Plan to enjoy related events all week long at the clubs and jukes — as well as the

Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II on Sunday (252 Delta Ave) from 10am till.

Hear Sean “Bad” Apple, Robert “Wolfman” Belfoure, Big George Brock, Clarine Wagner, Robert “Bilbo” Walker and more! FREE!! Please tip your musicians!!!

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RUST RESTAURANT

Thursday, August 11 – Bill Abel – 7:00 to 9 pm, $2 Domestics, $5 Drink Specials. (Watch Photographer Lou Bopp‘s video of musician Bill Abel by CLICKING HERE.

Saturday, August 13 – BRUNCH -$10 Brunch with live music by Kenny Brown. (Watch The Delta Bohemian’s video of Kenny Brown shot at the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn by CLICKING HERE.

Saturday, August 13 – Side Street Steppers – 6:30pm till. (Watch The Delta Bohemian’s videos of the Side Street Steppers at RUST Restaurant by CLICKING HERE #1 and HERE #2.

Thursday, August 18 – Justin Zamm – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Friday, August 19 – Alphonso Sanders – 7:30 pm

RUST Restaurant in Clarksdale, MS

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SHACK UP INN – Live Music at the JUKE JOINT CHAPEL

Thursday, August 11 – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod – 10pmish – FREE

Friday, August 12 – Kenny Brown – 10pmish – $5

Saturday, August 13 – Lightin’ Malcomb and Cameron Kimbrough – 10pmish – $5

Sunday, August 14 – Lightin’ Malcomb and Cameron Kimbrough – 2pmish – FREE

Panoramic image of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Panoramic image of the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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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!

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HOPSON COMMISSARY

Monday nights: Jam with RONNIE DREW and complimentary hors d’oeuvres!
  Friday, August 12 – Jimbo Mathus  
Saturday, August 13 – 79-year-old, Delta bluesman BIG GEORGE BROCK & the New Houserockers w/Clarine Wagner!

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HAMBONE ART GALLERY

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

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES AND FOLK ART STORE

SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE at CATHEAD

Thursday, August 11, 5pm-8pm – Artwalk & Farmer’s Market on Delta Ave., plus live blues by Guitar Mikey at Cat Head.

Saturday, August 13:

noon – Black Mountain Moan blues band performs out front — free!
1pm – “Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues” book signing and talk w/author Philip R. Ratcliffe!
2pm – “Soul of the Man: Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland” book signing and talk w/author Charles Farley!
3pm – “Hidden History of Mississippi Blues” book signing with Roger Stolle (author), Jeff Konkel (forward) and Lou Bopp (photographer).
4pm – “I’m Feeling the Blues About Now” book signing w/author Dr. Stephen King of Delta State University.

Sunday, August 14 – World-famous Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II in the street near store… 10am till. Sean “Bad” Apple, Robert “Wolfman” Belfoure, Big George Brock, Clarine Wagner, Robert “Bilbo” Walker and more! FREE!! (Please tip your musicians.)

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

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RED’S BLUES LOUNGE

Corner of  Sunflower Avenue and MLK Dr.

SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL AT RED’S BLUES LOUNGE
Wednesday, August 10 – All Night Long Blues Band
Thursday, August 11 – Cadillac John w/The Cornlickers
Friday, August 12 – We Juke Up In Here FILMING EVENT (7pm-10pm); The Cornlickers (10:30pm till)
Saturday, August 13 – Terry “Harmonica” Bean w/The Cornlickers
Sunday, August 14 – Annual early evening BLUES JAM w/The Cornlickers and friends!

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

Check GZBC website for up-to-date information on Live Music, Wednesday-Saturday.

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STONE PONY PIZZA

226 Delta Avenue, 662-624-7669

Thursday, August 11 – Cole Parker – 7:00-10:00pm

Thursday, August 18 – Marshall Drew – 7:00-10:00pm

Thursday, August 25 – Jax Nassar – 7:00-10:00pm

Thursday, September 1 – Graham Phillips – 7:00-10:00pm

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Comments

  1. Louis and I have fallen in love with Clarksdale! The people are super friendly, warm and inviting. The restaurants are amazing. The rich culture and history is incredible. The talent is magnificent. We are looking forward to coming back again very soon!!

    • Dennis "Jack" Parker says:

      I have to agree with you Char that the folks I met there are wonderful and down to earth compared to other places I have traveled to in my life so far. I don’t know if this is because of their nature or they have been nurtured to react to others as you mention but I truly love the culture and hopeful it’ll spread through-out all places we live and travel to.

  2. @Char and @”Jack” – We appreciate the LOVE! Truly. Have a listen to the post “Miss Sylvia’s Voice Message for Mr. Howell” and you will get a special glimpse of how we roll. Miss Sylvia is in her 60’s, I think, and a true Southern lady. We move so – too – fast in this world; receiving her voicemail was a wakeup call to Billy and myself. Slow down, enjoy life and, especially, each other. Spreading the Love. YOU GOT IT!!! You are BOTH Delta Bohemians. And I ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie.

    Thanks for your comments!

    Here is link to Miss Sylvia – http://deltabohemian.com/sylvias-voice-message-howell/

  3. Madge, in what theater is “The Help” opening?

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