Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS IN POST Beat the Winter blues!  Leave the cabin fever behind with Clarksdale, Mississippi’s SOUNDS AROUND TOWN.  “Live” blues music and more — 7 nights a week, y’all! Here’s the weekly Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale that starts Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Also, plan now for April’s […]


Features Mississippi and music films plus special guests and more! January 26-27, 2018 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — The 8th annual Clarksdale Film Festival returns to “Bluestown, USA” — Clarksdale, Mississippi — Friday-Saturday, January 26-27. And it’s going to be a real house party.   “This is a curated film festival, so it’s not just ‘whatever films […]

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 […]

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 […]

Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale

Pics from a few past Juke Joint Festivals Clarksdale, Mississippi PHOTOS FROM PAST JUKE JOINT FESTIVALS PAGE MAY BE SLOW TO LOAD DUE TO MANY PHOTOGRAPHS It’s Juke Joint Festival time and that means live music abounds everywhere and tourists start piling into Downtown Clarksdale. It’s been a long, cold winter. Let’s get to jukin’! […]

Bilbo Walker and Roger Stolle off to Brazil

Buy one of his posters Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Bilbo Walker plays at Red’s Blues Club tonight – Thursday, November 13. How about you head there and wish him and Cat Head owner Roger Stolle safe travels as they head off to Brazil for a two week trip. They leave on Saturday! Watch the video and […]

Ray Proetto covers Juke Joint Festival 2014

Unexpected Memories and Lowlights Ray Proetto is an avid photographer who enjoys documenting blues musicians. Ray has been a featured writer for the DELTA BOHEMIAN®. Visit his website BLUES POWER PHOTO and his shop on Etsy. By GUEST BOHEMIAN RAY PROETTO Clarksdale, Mississippi The 2014 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale MS had its share of amazing […]

Sunflower River Blues Festival Look Back

Clarksdale plays host to the 27th Annual in 2014 By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) Remember when the main stage was only about 12-feet-wide and was on a mobile trailer? I do. That was likely the mid ’90’s. The Sunflower River Blues Festival used to be all we had here in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when it came […]

High School Honor Students Visit Clarksdale, Mississippi

Harding University teacher Lee Edwards treats teens from all over the US to the Blues By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (VIDEO) No two days alike, no two days the same. Clarksdale Mississippi, much-heralded birthplace of the blues, rarely belies its organicity. The ephemeral nature of the MS Delta, which often appears non-transitory to the uninitiated, beckons […]

Juke Joint Juggernaut

The Worm Has Turned for Clarksdale By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi  — PHOTOS IN POST Whoomp, there it went! Clarksdale’s 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival was insane, rad, gnarly, cool, groovy, boss, far-out, epic, and DA BOMB-ay! I AIN’ LYIN’! Ask just about anyone who has been to more than one Juke Joint Festival and they might tell […]

Bluesberry Cafe Kicks Off Juke Joint Festival 2014

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST Monday night saw the official/unofficial advent of the world-renowned, 11th Juke Joint Festival 2014 in Clarksdale, Mississippi—heart of the Mississippi Delta and birthplace of the blues. Bluesberry Café, bastion of live Monday night blues in Clarksdale, owned by Carol and Art “Bongo Daddy” Crivaro, had a […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale April 24 – 30th 2013

  Presented by ROGER STOLLE of Cat Head (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Here is your SOUNDS AROUND TOWN in CLARKSDALE. Listing of all the Live Music going on in town including Red’s Blues Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club, Bluesberry Cafe, Hambone Gallery, Hopson Commissary, Stone Pony, and our FRIDAY AT THE STAGE. Check out Roger’s April 2, 2013 BLUES […]


Presented by ROGER STOLLE of Cat Head (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Fresh off the press, here is your SOUNDS AROUND TOWN in CLARKSDALE. Listing of all the Live Music coming up before Juke Joint Festival officially kicks off on Saturday, April 13th. LOTS of music and fun things going on so make your plans now. Check out […]

SOUNDS AROUND TOWN IN CLARKSDALE March 25th thru 31st 2013

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) Fresh off the press – SOUNDS AROUND TOWN. Check out our Watcha Gonna Do page every week to know what is LIVE IN CLARKSDALE, the heart of the Mississippi Delta.  For more happenings around the Delta, visit Cat Head’s Music Calendar at Sounds Around Town courtesy of First National Bank, Your Hometown Bank […]

3rd CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL puts Mississippi under the Hollywood spotlight

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – For its third year in a row, the Clarksdale Film Festival aims to make you laugh, cry and, occasionally, rock out. Organizers promise attendees a feast of Mississippi and Southern filmmaking – plus a little fresh popcorn. According to Garden & Gun magazine, “Mississippi gets its close-up… to celebrate the Magnolia State’s films and […]

Travel and Leisure Magazine highlights Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford – Mississippi Delta’s Small Town Culture

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Travel and Leisure’s Feb. 2013 edition features an article centered on three Mississippi towns: Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford. “The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture” initially appeared as “Southern Revival” in T&L Magazine. The standalone intro speaks much truth: “Searching for authentic American Culture? Find it in the Mississippi Delta, where […]

True Delta: True Dat ….A simple review of a fantastic documentary

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – The MISSISSIPPI DELTA is a land and culture brimming with complex contradictions, a veritable mélange of befuddlements, commingling like silt, water, and snowmelt, as they bend and blend into one giant “muddy” mix of tranquility and roiling turgidity, disseminating a nation’s runoff into a thirsty, yet strangely self-sufficient land […]


Clarksdale, MS – By Guest Bohemian Eric Stone Cat Head turned 10 years old this year in a place where that’s a long time for a business. It’s achieved that by cutting out a strong niche for itself as both a commercial enterprise that sells blues music, art and books to visitors and also a […]

Erickson EB Blakney – Cat Head – Juke Joint Festival Sunday – Clarksdale – TRUE DELTA documentary – Serendipitous Meeting

How could it be that over a year has passed since that Sunday afternoon following Juke Joint Festival 2011? I was hanging outside Roger’s place, listening to some Rev. Peyton and his Big Damn Band (see min 1:20) intense music, when I saw several creatures walking out of Cat Head, one of which was in […]

Mississippi DELTA BOHEMIAN Moment: The British are coming to Clarksdale!

  The British are coming! The British have come! The British were awesome!   The British are coming to Clarksdale! VIDEO IN POST – Six British couples descended upon Clarksdale, Mississippi yesterday afternoon all piled into one van with luggage. Wow! No Easy feat! What a delightful bunch of overseas cousins were Jim, Tom, Dave, […]