TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CLARKSDALE

Let Chilly Billy be your guide. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi So, are you thinking about coming to our little mecca in the heart of the Mississippi Delta but you aren’t too sure what to do when you get here? After all, could there really be that much to do in a town of 17,000+? Before the list […]

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 […]

Watermelon Slim Sings Northwest Passage

At The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta eclectic is not relegated to Clarksdale, MS, though I think we have a short leg up on the rest of God’s fertile country south of Memphis down to Vicksburg. Magical Madge and I were delivering the latest issue of The ‘Sip magazine […]

Five Years and Growing for Clarksdale Film Festival

It’s Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins kicks off the three-day event By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi What a perfect time of year to stay indoors and watch movies. It’s so cold outside! Give me a good movie, a blanket and a beverage and I’ll follow you anywhere. You say there is a […]

Red’s Lounge on a Friday Night in Clarksdale

Lucious Spiller Shares the Love By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Hey Man, I know we did a post on the Delta Bohemian® two weeks ago on Lucious Spiller at Red’s Lounge, but sometimes there’s more to something. And here it tis…

Meet Me in the City of Clarksdale

Sean “Bad” Apple is back in town By POOR WILLIAM VIDEOS and PHOTOS Clarksdale Mississippi is a bad mama jama: just as fine as she can be with live music 365 days a year! So, if folks want to hear authentic, live music with no two nights ever quite the same, then tell ‘em to meet […]

Titties, Chicken Wings, & a Fake Death – Steve Kolbus

Musician Steve Kolbus riding on DB Pedicab with Billy Howell By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – VIDEOS IN POST What do chicken wings, titties and a true story about a woman faking her own death have to do with each other? Steve Kolbus. Steve Kolbus is an iconic local musician, Clarksdale transplant, nice guy, great promoter, multi-vocational window […]

Baker Patton: the Cheesecake Baker Man

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi He is originally from Hopson, just South of Clarksdale, a Phi Delta Theta from Ole Miss and he likes to bake cheesecakes. In fact, if you have ever eaten at the Como Steakhouse, his delicious desserts are featured there. Baker Patton is the Cheesecake Baker Man. Lately, the MS Design Maven has been steady ordering cheesecakes from […]

Lucious Spiller Wins New Fans Everywhere He Goes

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS  and PHOTOS in post When we hear blues man Lucious Spiller is leaving his hometown of Little Rock and headed to Clarksdale, Poor William and I adjust our calendar commitments so we can be certain we get to hear this talented musician perform. He has no […]

Lightnin’ Strikes at a Shack Up Inn Wedding

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi — VIDEOS and PHOTOS in post Steve “Lightnin’” Malcolm, famed Hill Country blues musician and Clarksdale and Shack Up Inn favorite, got all hitched to Bernikki Lewis—Big Momma Yolanda Hurt’s baby girl—on Friday during Juke Joint Festival Week on the grounds at the Shack Up Inn. Who’d a thunk Lightnin’ would have […]

TEN Juke Joint Festival Do’s and Don’ts

By BILLY “POOR WILLIAM” HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi)

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 […]

I Was Blowing My Breath Away – a true courtroom poem

Headin’ toward the Shacks On a Monday night Gonna hear some nasty blues That’s just alright The light was waning I had paid my dues Easing off Hwy 61 Ready for some blues I turned onto 49 A bit South of town Makin’ my turn As the sun was goin’ down At the cloverleaf The […]

James Meredith, Clarksdale and the Kingdom of God

By Poor William (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST “Mississippi is the most beautiful country in the world!” — James Meredith, one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement, who considers Mississippi to be the “center of the universe.” During a recent speech in Clarksdale, James Meredith said MISSISSIPPI is the most powerful […]

TRIVIA(L) THOUGHTS AMONG THE WEEDS – Trivia Night Wed, June 26 at Stone Pony Pizza

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI    VIDEO IN POST Poor William is back at Stone Pony this Wednesday, June 26th as your Host for another night of Delta Bohemian Trivia Madness. This time he has reached out to Clarksdalian Sparky Reardon, Dean of Students at University of Mississippi, for some ideas and clarifications. Why not take your Hump […]

Delta Bohemian: Heart of the Mississippi Delta – Rivergator – River Connects Us All

Guest Bohemian John “Driftwood Johnnie” Ruskey (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Brought to you courtesy of the: Lower Mississippi River Foundation Now Available: fine art glicées depicting the elegant creative meanders and wildly fertile landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River.  These glicées are super high quality reproductions printed with brilliant permanent inks on buffered museum-grade watercolor paper. Visit www.deltabohemian.com and enjoy […]

KINGFISH Ingram – Clarksdale Guitar Sensation

Watch Kingfish perform at the Shack Up Inn when he was only 13 (Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF POST Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram. Who is he and how did he get started in his music career? It’s pretty simple. He started on drums. Then bass. Then guitar and vocals. He’s been playing ever since he […]

Grab Your Table at Stone Pony for Poor William’s Delta Bohemian Trivia Night

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST [youtube]http://youtu.be/TLUPFFlkIkM[/youtube] Yep. Poor William has cooked up some questions to titillate and tantalize your brain and your tummy for TRIVIA NIGHT at STONY PONY PIZZA in Clarksdale on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:15pm. The Delta Bohemian has reached deep down in his wealth of knowledge, he does have a well […]

Mississippi Juke Joint Party in NYC – Guthrie has got it going on!

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) A random email photo request from a Laura Guthrie with The National Arts Club in NYC jumped out at me. Laura wanted to know if she could use my image of Big George Brock for an invitation to a special Mississippi Juke Joint party in Manhattan. (It’s not every day I get folks […]

WXVT-TV Delta News Attends Clarksdale Caravan Festival and Interviews Dasbach

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO (Search CLARKSDALE CARAVAN) WXVT-TV Delta News – More Local News and Weather WXVT.com | (Clarksdale, Mississippi) The 7th Annual Clarksdale Caravan Festival was a hit and keeps growing year after year. Watch Theo Dasbach, owner of the Rock and Blues Museum, being interviewed by Mississippi’s own WXVT-TV. Thank you for […]