Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party

It’s a Hill Country Thang in the MS Delta Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party was an epic night of music. VIDEOS Peep at a Clarksdale house party evening for the hard-core-all-night-long-hill-country folks. Prior to two weeks ago the most serendipitous musical encounter I had experienced was in 2012 in Aussie Matt Rock’s backyard in a […]

Clarksdale Taxi Cab Driver Been At It 50+ Years

“The Tourists is trying to bring this town back up.” – Mr. Roosevelt Noah, aka “Ro” or “Jolly” – VIDEO & PHOTOS Clarksdale Taxi Cab Driver, Mr. Roosevelt Noah, born in 1946, also known as “Ro” or “Jolly,” knows the streets of Clarksdale like no other. He has been ferrying folks to where they need […]

Deak Harp Performing Impromptu for DB Touristas

Visitors to his customized harmonica shop often get a surprise show! – PHOTOS & VIDEOS Deak Harp knows how to make the ladies smile.  Magical Madge had some cool chicks staying at the Clarksdale White House and Delta Bohemian Guest House recently. Several took a Delta Bohemian Tour, which included a visit to Deak Harp’s […]

Delta Blues Museum Issues URGENT CALL For Your Help

USE IT OR LOSE IT. Deadline is Tuesday, OCTOBER 31, 2017. Delta Blues Museum issues Urgent Call for your help! They have been approved for a $30,000 grant that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in order to receive the grant money! Would you or your business please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to […]

CraigCat on an Oxbow with Chilly Billy

Delta Bohemian Tours off-road on the water! [VIDEO] What’s that? A CraigCat on an Oxbow?!! Hey Man, this is Chilly Billy Howell, your personal tour guide with DELTA BOHEMIAN TOURS (deltabohemiantours.com). When I am not giving tours to folks visiting the Mississippi Delta, I am touring myself around. Check out a visit on a local oxbow […]

Clarksdale Sunday Afternoon Music at Levon’s Bar & Grill

The Blackwater Trio groovin’ at Levon’s Clarksdale Sunday Afternoon Music at Levon’s Bar & Grill [VIDEO] Groovin’, on a Sunday afternoon Really couldn’t get away too soon I can’t imagine anything that’s better The world is ours whenever we’re together There ain’t a place I’d like to be instead of Groovin’…The Rascals Dude, it’s all about […]

Greatest Radio Station in the Whole Wide World

XRDS.fm from The Crossroads in Clarksdale – We ain’t lyin’! I just can’t help talking like my friend, Clarksdale’s friend and friend of Blues lovers the whole wide world over, Charlie Musselwhite. Charlie regularly refers to the whole wide world, and I do believe XRDS.FM is the greatest radio station in the whole wide world, […]

CLICK MAGAZINE Hit the Road in March 2017

From food to fashion to hidden gems to Clarksdale’s Delta Bohemians CLICK MAGAZINE hit the road, Jack, for their new March 2017 issue. Editor Casey Hilder contacted Chilly Billy and requested an unexpected and unsolicited sit-down with Clarksdale’s Delta Bohemians. In addition to the Up Front Interview with us called  “A Delta Bohemian Rhapsody,” they […]

CLARKSDALE GOSPEL MUSIC POWER HOUR

Featuring recorded gospel music for one hour in Downtown Clarksdale, Sunday, May 7 from 2:30-3:30PM. Bring a chair or a blanket. Clarksdale Gospel Music Power Hour will make its debut on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Downtown Clarksdale. You are invited to the Delta Avenue Park (200 block) from 2:30-3:30PM for an hour of recorded, uplifting gospel music in […]

Incredibly Unique Experience in Clarksdale

Hey, man, I’m pissed. Where do you start? The following is a transcript from the above RADIOLAND VIDEO with Chilly Billy. Hey, man, I’m pissed. Where do you start? I just was patronizing an establishment in Clarksdale and had an incredibly unique experience. The person that was serving me just mentioned how ugly some people over there were treating […]

Delta Bohemian Examines Faith in the Mississippi Delta

Why is faith so important here? Faith is a crucial component in the lives of most Deltans, and to understand the Mississippi Delta it is imperative to be acutely cognizant of the prominence faith in the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible plays informing and guiding individual and collective Deep South identities. The Delta Bohemian’s voice—often […]

Jimmy Hughes tunes his dial to 88.1 XRDSfm

Clarksdalian Coach Hughes hooked to XRDS.fm Jimmy Hughes made my day! While walking across the intersection of Yazoo and East 2nd Street last Friday,

Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash – MONDAY at 4!

Celebrate, Support and Hear some Outstanding Young People Sing and Play!!! The Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash is Monday, January 30th from 4-6pm. You will hear special performances from the Coahoma Community College Choir, Greenville High School Voices of Liberation, Madison Palmer High School Marching Band AND the award-winning Delta Blues Museum Band. THAT is reason enough […]

KEEP CLARKSDALE RESPONSES from People Who Care

A Summary of Thoughts From Respondents Keep Clarksdale Responses from People Who Care. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “Keep Clarksdale” was a post on deltabohemian.com two weeks ago. The intent was to solicit ideas and provide a forum for anybody wanting to voice suggestions on […]

Touring Serendipity Connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood

Expect the unexpected. Expect it. (VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN POST) Touring serendipity connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood on just another day in the Mississippi Delta, a special place rife with ubiquity—we never know what we will see or whom we will encounter. Expect the unexpected. Expect it.

Pip Cowan Busking His Way to Mississippi

Help a Blues Brother Out Is it any wonder a fine fella like Pip Cowan from the Land Down Under wants to return to the Mississippi Delta? Clarksdale, Mississippi draws folks daily from all over the world, who come here for the blues and most always come back for the people. We are a fairly […]

How do we KEEP CLARKSDALE and continue to draw folks here?

Clarksdale, Mississippi at a Crossroads The following thoughts on the status of my hometown bear no reflection on anyone or any entity that I might have an integral or loose association with business-wise or personally. I will not address individuals or specific entities in this post as I muse out loud about how to Keep […]

WXXO – XRDS.fm Now On Air in Clarksdale

Blues/Roots Radio is now ‘On the Air’ in the Birthplace of the Blues thanks to Bill Bowker and Charles Evans WXXO – XRDS.fm now on the air in Clarksdale, the Birthplace of the Blues. At 12:35 PM on Saturday, November 19th, WXXO, went ‘On the Air’ and launched Clarksdale’s 24 hour blues and roots radio station, […]

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees

The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I Went to the Crossroad: The Redemption of Robert Johnson? I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees. Asked the lord above ‘Have mercy, save poor Bob, if you please’ — Robert Johnson The Faustian myth regarding fabled bluesman […]

Delta Business Journal Features Clarksdale Delta Advocate

By Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and lovers of the Mississippi Delta Delta Business Journal (DBJ) in their October 2016 issue features a Clarksdalian by Clarksdalians for Clarksdalians and those who love this inimitable corner of the universe known as the Mississippi Delta. When the DBJ hired Clarksdale native Randall Haley, freelance writer and senior managing editor of HottyToddy.com, […]