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, […]

Walk With Me Lord through the Mississippi Delta

Featuring Lucious Spiller and many others Walk With Me Lord! Walk with me. These are words I say and pray often. They come from a Traditional Spiritual song that lives deep within my heart and soul. When I hear Lucious Spiller sing it, I feel

MISSISSIPPI DELTA MUSIC CITY alive with DEEP BLUES FEST

This Thursday – Monday. MUSIC GALORE! October 13-17, 2016 – Alternative Blues to Gospel! The Mississippi Delta Music City of Clarksdale is at it again. The DEEP BLUES FEST is this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Clarksdale. Lord, have mercy! They even feature GOSPEL on Sunday!!!! It keeps getting better and better! #DeepBluesFest #DeepBluesFest16 Peruse […]

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 […]

DEEP BLUES: Alternative Blues Festival in Clarksdale

Make your plans now! DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL returns to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI October 13-16, 2016. Read all about it in the graphic below. Music venues include the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn AND the NEW ROXY theater. Of course, there will be other music going on all over Clarksdale including free daytime music and […]

Our Trusty Companion: Suffering

A Sermon by Pastor and Friend Mark Webb Suffering is a part of life, is it not? On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Mark Webb, the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale, delivered an important sermon titled “Our Trusty Companion: Suffering.” July 10th was the end to a distressing week for our country following the deaths of

GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL

New Location on the Sunflower Strip in Clarksdale – VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY Grand Reopening Levon’s Bar and Grill on the Sunflower Strip Official GRAND REOPENING LEVON’S BAR & GRILL is Thursday, May 26, 2016, featuring one of The Delta Bohemian’s favorite musicians, Lightnin’ Malcolm, whose brand of Hill Country Blues will begin around 8:30 p.m.

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 […]

THE TOUR – My Mississippi Delta Excursion with Poor William

By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk – PW is also known as Chilly Billy Tuesday, October 13, 2015 was a big day for me, the day my whole trip to Clarksdale revolved about with The Tour! Delta Bohemian Chilly Billy picked me up at 10am and we headed off to the Crossroads-sign in Clarksdale. Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ […]

European Reflects on the Birthplace of the Blues

What I found while visiting Clarksdale. By Guest Bohemian Andrea Vlonk Initially, it was the history of Clarksdale, Birthplace of the Blues, that made me want to visit. Nearly all of the great old blues musicians lived in/around Clarksdale, or frequented the place at a certain point. We’re talking big names here: Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson […]

Broadcaster Bill Bowker Fired Up About Clarksdale

Santa Rosa KRUSH 95.9 host of long time running “Blues With Bowker” interviewed by Daedalus Howell By Magical Madge Watch the Video Daedalus Howell interviews the legendary Bill Bowker about his long-lasting radio broadcasting career and his love of blues music and its roots. In their exchange, beginning around minute 13:13, Howell mentions the radio host’s new venture/venue by […]

Why folks come to the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale

Let Grammy Award Winner Charlie Musselwhite show you around the town he loves so dearly. By Magical Madge WATCH DOCUMENTARY BELOW Our good friends Charlie and Henrietta Musselwhite love coming to Clarksdale. We are thankful to spend quality time with them during their visits. Serendipitously, Billy and I were getting some footage for a commissioned […]

Classic ROBERT BILBO WALKER at Reds Blues Club

Experience this blues entertainer at the iconic juke joint in Clarksdale By Magical Madge CLASSIC VIDEO If you have never seen this unique performer, then you need to go to Red’s Blues Club and hear Robert “Bilbo” Walker live, Saturday, September 19, 2015 in downtown Clarksdale. In the words of Roger Stolle, “Don’t miss the wig, suit, duckwalk and […]

Delta Roadtrip Links Clarksdale and Helena

October 2-3 the two cities join hands to celebrate art, culture, food, music, literature By Magical Madge – A Delta Roadtrip is something I have done all my life. Being born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, traveling the highways from town to town is something we grew up doing over and over and over […]