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 […]

RIP Mr. Willie Seaberry – By Roger Stolle

The man they called “Po’ Monkey” (1941-2016) By Guest Bohemian Roger Stolle – Written July 15, 2016. 8:03am MR. WILLIE SEABERRY (1941-2016) opened his juke joint in 1963. Last night, the man they called “PO’ MONKEY” (who, like most juke runners, WAS his juke joint) passed away at 75 years old. RIP. When the first […]

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 […]

Trouping to Po Monkey Juke Joint on a Thursday Night

  By Poor William (Merigold, Mississippi) VIDEO in post Po Monkey, I hear he don’ play no live blues! Say what? You’d be right podna, most of the time, but take a DJ, cold beer, set-ups for whiskey, a bag of cracklins passed around the table, some old-school R&B and enough multi-shaped jiggling backsides of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watcha Gonna Do? Posted 4-27-11

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) WATCH A VIDEO RECAP from JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL 2011 [youtube][/youtube] – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –   HOPSON COMMISSARY Monday nights: Acoustic music with Ronnie and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres! BLUESBERRY CAFE Monday nights: Live music HAMBONE ART GALLERY Tuesdays: […]