Clarksdalian Bill Harlow Has Always Liked Cars

Clarksdalian Bill Harlow has always liked cars. How many of you remember when Bill’s dad had the Friars Point Motor Company? Young Bill worked in the parts department back then and grew up around motor vehicles. He especially enjoyed his days of competitive horseshoe mud racing. “I like racing cars!” he said with a devilish […]

Hang Your Holiday Hats at Hopson Commissary

The world has changed; that’s a fact! From large cities to rural gems—like Clarksdale—economies and social structures have taken a hit due to Covid-19 and “all the stuff, real and imagined” resulting from its presence! Hopson Commissary, a longtime historical treasure in the North Mississippi Delta, is changing too; but open in the fall on […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Welcome to this week’s CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI Sounds Around Town — some VIRTUAL (online only), some PUBLIC (in-person), some both. For PUBLIC shows, please keep each other safe. Clean up, mask up and socially distance, y’all! #VisitMSResponsibly, so we can host even more live music.   CAT HEAD MUSIC CALENDAR: www.cathead.biz. LIVE-STREAMING CALENDAR: LiveFromClarksdale.org.CLARKSDALE/COAHOMA COUNTY/MISSISSIPPI DELTA […]

Kingfish Crowned King of the Blues

Christone Ingram, aka Kingfish – Crowned King of the Blues The kind, God-loving 21-year-old is riding a humongous wave of well-deserved recognition tonight from blues music lovers worldwide and from his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. We couldn’t be prouder. Last night, during the virtual 2020 Blues Music Awards ceremony, Kingfish, who was nominated for 5 […]

A Clarksdale LIVE MUSIC VENUES Guide

Cash only? Credit Cards? Full Bar? Beer Only? Cover Charge? Find out here. Clarksdale Live Music Venues – our little Mississippi Delta town features live music 365 days a year! Where are the best places to hear live music in Clarksdale? This list will help, starting with our favorite, Red’s Blues Club. During festivals more music venues open and […]

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 […]

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 […]

DBJ Coins Roger Stolle as All Things Clarksdale and the Blues

Plus other local news including Delta Blues Museum’s 40th Celebration! Delta Business Journal coins Ohio-native transplant Roger Stolle as “All Things Clarksdale and the Blues.” Publisher Scott Coopwood writes an in-depth account about Roger, the marketing mastermind who now passionately claims Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta as his home…..and we are so thankful he has!

Red talking about Red’s Old Timers Blues Festival in Clarksdale

VIDEO: 2nd Annual – Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 25th in MLK Park Red talking about his 2nd Annual Old Timers Blues Festival to be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 11am-8pm in the MLK Park in Clarksdale. FREE!!!

ANTHONY WILSON & MATT ROLLINGS HOME CONCERT

Friday, May 10th at 7:30PM. Limited Seated     The Delta Bohemians present ANTHONY WILSON & MATT ROLLINGS in a Clarksdale White House Home Concert Series on Friday, May 10th at 7:30PM 325 W 2nd Street, Clarksdale Serendipity brought me together with Anthony Wilson. He was a guest at the Clarksdale White House. As I […]

USA Today Best Historic Small Town Contest Nominates Clarksdale

Vote for Clarksdale once daily until Monday, May 6 at noon ET when the poll closes. USA Today Best Historic Small Town Readers’ Choice Award Contest nominates Clarksdale. We are excited Clarksdale is in the running out of a total of 20 nominees!!! They will select the Top 10 from this list. The race is […]

Expedia Names Clarksdale As The Best Place To Escape In Mississippi

Daily I get a lot of junk mail; I’m sure you do too. But yesterday, while rifling through my emails, I received one I would normally have put in the category of unsolicited. Nope. This one caught my attention. The Subject line read “Expedia names Clarksdale as the best place to escape in Mississippi.”

Bubba O’Keefe New Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism Director

By Roger Stolle CONGRATS to Bubba O’Keefe, welcomed as Clarksdale-Coahoma County’s new tourism director at the Coahoma County Tourism Commission’s monthly board meeting Wednesday, December 12, 2018. He’ll start January 1st.

It Ain’t Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’t Wrong if It’s Right

It Ain’ Snitchin’ if It’s True; It Ain’ Wrong if It’s Right “When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.” — Ecclesiastes 8:11 Recently, we were the victims of a crime of intrusion and opportunity, when we contacted Clarksdale Police Department and the Mayor Chuck Espy, haste was […]

Son of the South – MOHEAD Home Concert

Presented by The Delta Bohemians at the Clarksdale White House Thursday, September 27, 2018 Son of the South – MOHEAD Home Concert  The Delta Bohemian® is jazzed to present local friend, musician and quintessential Son of the South, John Mohead, who just released a new album and will be performing on Thursday evening, September 27th, […]

Red’s Old Timers Blues Fest Genesis

Includes Video Interview with Red Paden inside his famous Red’s Lounge Red’s Old Timers Blues Fest Needs a Little Help from Some Friends (CHECK OUT SPONTANEOUS VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH RED PADEN SHARING HIS THOUGHTS ON THE FESTIVAL) Red Paden, head straw boss and proprietor at Red’s Lounge—the iconic downtown Clarksdale juke joint and coolest, most […]

Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian

#SeekTheDelta – VIDEO IN POST Riparian Agrarian Prelapsarian? Riparian: that which resides on the bank of a river. Agrarian: rural and agricultural. Prelapsarian: innocent and unspoiled before the Fall of Man. #SEEKTHEDELTA, ’cause we got all three right here in and around River City, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Seek the Delta Right Next Door

We are seeing more of our immediate neighbors from contiguous states and Mississippi counties coming to Seek the Delta Right Next Door. Seek the Delta Right Next Door.  Europeans, Australians, and internationals from all over the world plan and save, sometimes for years, to travel across the ocean to visit and experience the Mississippi Delta. […]

Voyage Chicago features Clarksdale’s $Daddy Rich$ (a.k.a. Richard Crisman)

Meet the Mississippi Delta native musician up close and real. Voyage Chicago publishes article titled “Meet $Daddy Rich$ (a.k.a. Richard Crisman) in Clarksdale.” Thank you Village Chicago for writing about Richard Crisman, a.k.a. $Daddy Rich$. While managing Morgan Freeman’s Madidi Restaurant, I often hired Richard, aka Daddy Rich, to play in the bar on Wednesday […]

Jordi Baizan Home Concert with Alice Hasen

The Delta Bohemians Present their third Home Concert Series at the Clarksdale White House A new Home Concert is coming to the Clarksdale White House on Thursday, May 31st, featuring engaging singer-songwriter Jordi Baizan accompanied by Alice Hasen.