Do You Know Charlie Musselwhite?

Jeff Stone Kinda Does! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO) Ladies and genulmens, what do you get on a Thursday night when ya cross at the Crossroads a recently relocated Deep Blues Festival with a serendipitous encounter on the back porch at the Shack Up Inn late night, all made possible by Magical Madge’s curiosity about […]

The Delta – It’s Complicated – by Donald Christian

PART TWO By GUEST BOHEMIAN DONALD CHRISTIAN In a time long ago, I was a duck hunter in North Alabama dreaming of better days in the field. My former wife’s mother grew up in Bolivar County, Mississippi and after a few years of questions like “Are there any ducks over there?“ and “Did you ever hear […]

Soggy Sweat Whiskey Speech

Recited by Poor William at New Roxy on night of The Mosquito Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO and PHOTOS) WEDNESDAY NIGHT. NEW ROXY THEATER. CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI. HEART OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. FIRST NIGHT OF THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE RECENTLY RELOCATED TO CLARKSDALE “DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL!”  The Mosquito was a spoken word event

The Mississippi Delta – by Donald Christian

PART ONE When The Delta Bohemian® moves a soul to share, relate, communicate, touch and/or love us, from a spirit within themselves that innocently and purely wants, dare we say, needs, to connect, it encourages us to persevere. Here is one such dialogue which began by email, sharing past experiences and a soon-to-be of the Mississippi Delta. We […]

A couple of Bohemians get the Media Award!

Proud to be a small part of it. By Guest Bohemians JOHN RUSKEY and DANIEL VASSEL Email from John to Madge, September 30, 2014

Time on the Mississippi River with Huck and Jim

Plus a Host of Philosophers By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi   (VIDEOS with PHOTOS) “Is it necessary to cut rope and are your only true and trustworthy companions castaways?” John Ruskey, guiding a seminar discussion about Huckleberry Finn Well? This known rope cutter believes this is a mighty fine question for above-and-beyond ruminations.

GROUND ZERO CARE FEST 2014 GONNA ROCK

Make plans to attend the popular annual Clarksdale event Thursday, September 25, 2014. PLUS enjoy a look-back at Care Fest 2013. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW Attend this year’s popular annual event CARE FEST 2014 to benefit the Clarksdale Care Station. Head to Ground Zero Blues Club, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm. Suggested Donation is […]

Yazoo Pass Emails Crack Me Up

Inbox digital gems from clever Manager Jack Bobo entice By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   PHOTOS Emails are bombarding my inbox. Thankfully I have learned the iPhone trick that allows me to mark all new mail as “read” in one simple step. But there is one email I get regularly and I relish reading it. My childhood friend […]

Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down

Good words to remember By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi  VIDEOS INCLUDED Spirit draggers, I can’t stand ‘em and yet I “are” one! My lovely wife Madge Marley Howell sang a powerful bluesy song during the offertory at church on Sunday. Padre Bill Gleason accompanied on guitar and Alice Hasen played violin. “Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag […]

Photographer Rory Doyle home in the Delta

The Real Delta Tours and Artistry features gifted artist from Maine who now lives in Cleveland By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (PHOTOS) On a serendipitous night in the Mississippi Delta, The Real Delta (TRD) hosted a “get-together” event at its office located at 216 Third Street in Clarksdale featuring photographs by Rory Doyle from Cleveland, MS. Rory Doyle is a […]

Music on the Lawn at Cutrer Concert Series

Featuring the cool jazz sounds of Dr. Alphonso Sanders Clarksdale, Mississippi Wanna stretch out on some green grass and listen to cicadas, crickets and the oh-so-smooth Alphonso Sanders and no telling what other musicians he will have with him? Then plan to attend the Cutrer Concert Series this Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 6 – 8pm, featuring the […]

Ray Proetto covers Juke Joint Festival 2014

Unexpected Memories and Lowlights Ray Proetto is an avid photographer who enjoys documenting blues musicians. Ray has been a featured writer for the DELTA BOHEMIAN®. Visit his website BLUES POWER PHOTO and his shop on Etsy. By GUEST BOHEMIAN RAY PROETTO Clarksdale, Mississippi The 2014 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale MS had its share of amazing […]

Mississippi River Great Books Seminar Openings

Quapaw Canoe Company & Search for the Healthy City team up with Huck & Jim By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi Have you been searching for a salubrious, multi-day adventure in the Mississippi Delta that includes Socratic discussion of seminal Western literature, camping and canoeing on the Mississippi River in a 30-foot-long cypress canoe, and a stay […]

Celebrating Unity and Diversity in the Mississippi Delta

Delta Bohemian: Things are changin’ By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”  —  Psalm 133:1 The initial Delta Bohemian® tagline: Celebrating the Constancy and Diversity in the Mississippi Delta is still real, true, and spot on, but we are changing Constancy to Unity! Why?

Stages of a Cotton Plant

With a Pigweed Addendum By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) We love cotton in the Mississippi Delta. We grow it, wear it, think about it, talk about it and are thankful for it. It is a complicated, expensive crop to grow, but the fruiting process makes for some pretty scenery and the product blesses the […]

Kingfish plays guitar at Hambone Gallery Pre-Sunflower Fest

The 15-year-old Guitar Sensation and Delta Boy By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) With the annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival officially starting Thursday night at the VIP Tent, Clarksdale has already begun hearing great music. Red’s Lounge, Bluesberry Café and Ground Zero Blues Club all had music on Monday night and Red’s and […]

Sunflower River Blues Festival Look Back

Clarksdale plays host to the 27th Annual in 2014 By MAGICAL MADGE Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO) Remember when the main stage was only about 12-feet-wide and was on a mobile trailer? I do. That was likely the mid ’90’s. The Sunflower River Blues Festival used to be all we had here in Clarksdale, Mississippi, when it came […]

Which Marshall Bouldin do you know ?

His contribution to Clarksdale and Coahoma County mattered. By MAGICAL MADGE FLORENCE MARLEY HOWELL CLARKSDALE, Mississippi INCLUDES HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTICLES FROM CLARKSDALE “For his highly developed mind, his understanding of human nature, his beautiful vision, his great executive ability, his powers of leadership, his conscientious desires to uphold the highest ideals of honesty, truth and […]

The Wisdom of Mr. Davis

Poor William reflects again on the wisdom of this fine man. CLARKSDALE, Mississippi VIDEO Watch the video to listen to Poor William reflect on the Wisdom of Mr. Davis. His previous reflection about Mr. Davis was in March 2012, titled “Mr. Davis: Work, Home, Church–It’ll keep you out of trouble”

Maude Schuyler Clay DELTA DOGS book signings

Starring Mississippi Delta dogs By MAGICAL MADGE GREENWOOD, OXFORD, JACKSON, CLEVELAND, SUMNER, CLARKSDALE, VICKSBURG, PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi Like you encouraged me to do, Maudie, I am waiting to purchase my DELTA DOGS at a local Mississippi bookstore. You will find me at one of the book shops listed below waiting in line to get your “John Hancock” in person […]