Que feras-tu? Or…What Will You Do?!! Posted 8-2-11

Que feras-tu? So say these visiting Frenchies! Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Que feras-tu? So say these visiting Frenchies! Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Que feras-tu? Vous ne savez pas? Eh bien, laissez-nous vous aider. Si vous êtes partout dans le delta du Mississippi et surtout Clarksdale, ont un regard sur certains événements qui se déroulent autour de la ville.

Confused? Don’t be. A group of “Frenchies” passed through Clarksdale this past week on their blues tour through the US. They were piled into two vehicles and having a total ball. The Delta Bohemian encountered them outside of artist Rosalind Wilcox’s new gallery (under construction) on Delta and across from Ronnie Drew’s Bluestown. They are featured in this post. We were inspired to speak French to you on their behalf.

Poor William and Magical Madge spent an evening with Rosalind Wilcox and her beau, Tony Woods, getting a full tour of their magnificent building on Delta Avenue in Clarksdale. Look for an article in the near future which will highlight Rosalind’s work and her plans for the space. Clarksdale has so much potential and we are excited when we see someone take an old building and turn it into something unique and special. There are LOTS more buildings in town that need attention and buyers. Anyone?

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SOLD OUT – SOLD OUT  S P E C I A L   O F F E R I N G  SOLD OUT – SOLD OUT

NO PLACE TO STAY DURING THE SUNFLOWER RIVER BLUES AND GOSPEL FESTIVAL?

The Clark House: A Residential Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi

The Clark House: A Residential Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi

THE CLARK HOUSE RESIDENTIAL INN, located in the historic district of downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi has a special offering for the annual festival. The Clark house is located only three blocks from the downtown area and is within easy walking distance of the music venues and fine dining.

TWO PREMIUM ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR FESTIVAL!NO LONGER AVAILABLE

STELLA and KING COTTON are available. Each of these premium rooms feature a comfortable, queen-size bed, television, wifi, and a continental breakfast each morning. During the festival, each room has a three-night minimum–any less would not do you justice!

To book online go to www.clarkhouse.info, or Call Billy Howell, your ‘umble innkeeper and keeper of the inn, at 662-621-1632, and tell him Poor William sent ya!

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Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

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.

ALSO, plan to enjoy related events all week long at the clubs and jukes — as well as the Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II that Sunday (252 Delta Ave).

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

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Delta Bohemian and Photographer Maude Schuyler Clay Featured at OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART in their new exhibit

MISSISSIPPI PHOTOGRAPHS: 1860s – PRESENT

Opening Night: White Linen Night, Saturday, August 6, 2011, 6pm – 9pm

See last week’s post for photos.

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Helena’s Blues Bayou Club

Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue @ 8pm

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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

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

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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RUST RESTAURANT

Thursday, August 4 – Travis Calvin Band – 7:00pm

Friday, August 5 – Marshall Drew – 7:30pm

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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

Thursday, August 4 – Ronnie Drew – 7:00-10:00pm

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. Nice shots of Big George @ Red’s. (He still loves to lay down on the floor as part of the show. The challenge is getting his huge, 79-yr-old body back upright!)

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