RUST Restaurant Reopens at SHACK UP INN

The popular Clarksdale restaurant reopens with gifted chef Allen Johnson at the helm By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi   –   VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY It’s old; it’s new; it’s real! Rust ain’ just about oxidation; RUST the Restaurant is all about the Delta and it’s all about rustic-cool! RUST opened its doors over six years ago in […]

What do Delta Bohemian Excursions look like?

By MAGICAL MADGE (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi)  PHOTO GALLERY and VIDEOThe Delta Bohemian® is discovering splendid ways to connect with both visitors and locals in and around Clarksdale via our new Delta Bohemian Excursions. Be it with a fancy, luxurious, makes-you-feel-like-a-queen-or-king rickshaw pedicab or via Poor William’s sticker tattooed Jeep or Magical Madge’s posh Lexus. Whatever your choice, […]

Maven in Coahoma May and Love Delights

By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Not only does she have the ability to take just about any object and turn it into something beautiful with a gift unlike one I have ever witnessed, she delights with her words, too. This month of May has Marilyn Trainor Storey, aka The Maven in Coahoma and the MS Design Maven, […]

Estate Management with Poor William

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi    VIDEO Poor William reflects on Estate Management. More words just seem superfluous. mm [youtube]http://youtu.be/COgchxEggxc[/youtube]

Anthony Bourdain and the Mississippi Delta

By MAGICAL MADGE CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Just read the Anthony Bourdain blog post about his CNN Parts Unknown show, featuring his recent jaunt through the land of cotton. Poor William hosted them in Clarksdale at the Clark House during their stay here. It tickled me to see a quick shot of Billy alongside his friend, Red […]

Another NEW ROXY Night in Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi    VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW The outstanding Clarksdale open air music/event venue began it’s Summer hiatus until the week of King Biscuit Festival in October 2014 with a night of music by local favorites Steve “Lightnin’ Malcolm” and Carl “Stud” White. Hands down, the NEW ROXY is the best music venue in these parts; if […]

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 […]

He Wants It All in Clarksdale – Juke Joint Festival Week 2014

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi  — VIDEO in post Please enjoy this video taken on Sunday, April 13, 2014 of Kayla N. Wigley and Kandis Nichole Wigley-Webb, daughter, mother and sisters in Christ, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. They sang “He Wants It All” by Dominique Jones of the group forever JONES, a Christian gospel group formed by […]

WILL TO CHANGE premiers at Crossroads Film Festival

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) TRAILER IN POST I’ve been worshiping with William Kozielski for over a year now. Initially we attended the traditionally black New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale on MLK Boulevard. Then, our pastor, the gifted servant of the Lord, Mark Webb, announced he was leaving! Mark left and is […]

Cassidy Bayou Gallery celebrates Spring Exhibition

By MAGICAL MADGE MARLEY HOWELL (SUMNER, Mississippi) Clarksdalians and many others have been looking forward to Saturday, April 12, 2014; the 11th Annual Juke Joint Festival is finally here! We will enjoy a full week of festivities leading up to, during, and after the magical Saturday we love so much. Thank you, Roger Stolle, Kinchen […]

Delta Magazine launches “The Ultimate Insider’s Guide”

By Magical Madge (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) In the not-so-distant past a Delta native returned home with big ideas. Scott Coopwood launched his beloved Delta Magazine in 2003. It’s always a treat when Delta Magazine arrives; it feels like getting a special present. The latest issue has long been the topic of conversations at cocktail parties, coffee shops and dinner tables. […]

Gator Bait: A True Story

By The Poorest of Williams (CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Folks outside Coahoma County been rather churlish of late, arguing all about alligators caught in the 700-plus-a-few-pounds category. Well, that ain’ nuthin’! Me and Mr. Lil John been wrasslin’ ones bigger than that for years. I ain’ lying. Ask him? Okay, Captain Safety don’t mess with gators, he […]

Will This Come With Age?

By Corinne Vance (Oxford, Mississippi) I am a true and true, down to the bone, no question about it, girly girl. Sports have simply never been my strong suit. I was a good cheerleader and I loved gymnastics but anything beyond the “sports” that call for skirts and pointed toes have never come naturally to […]

Snap it Back – Charlie Worsham RUBBERBAND CD

By Magical Madge (Mississippi) It is hard to believe I first met this talented young Mississippian over a year ago at the Pickled Okra in Cleveland, Mississippi. Charlie Worsham was doing a low-key performance there in preparation for his upcoming tour fronting Taylor Swift. We featured him here on the DB in an article after […]

Kathryn’s Restaurant at Moon Lake is only minutes from Clarksdale

By Magical Madge and Poor William (Dundee, Mississippi) VIDEO When I heard in the Spring of 2012 that blues musician John Mohead, along with wife Jenn and sons Jack and Henry, had purchased Moon Lake’s Kathryn’s Restaurant, I knew the place was destined to make a comeback. We had seen ownership change numerous times over […]

1926 American Lafrance Firetruck seen Cruising in Clarksdale

(Clarksdale, Mississippi) VIDEO IN POST Neighbor Ray Keith has been enjoying getting the Marks 1926 Firetruck in tip top running condition for the Mississippi Delta town. Local Marks resident Mr. Barringer has asked the fix-it, machine-techno Keith to tweak the old classic just in case he keels over; Barringer wants to ride in style to […]

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 […]

Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale April 24 – 30th 2013

  Presented by ROGER STOLLE of Cat Head (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Here is your SOUNDS AROUND TOWN in CLARKSDALE. Listing of all the Live Music going on in town including Red’s Blues Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club, Bluesberry Cafe, Hambone Gallery, Hopson Commissary, Stone Pony, and our FRIDAY AT THE STAGE. Check out Roger’s April 2, 2013 BLUES […]

Steve Kolbus – RAW & UNCUT at Tricia’s PIE HOLE and GZBC in Clarksdale

By Magical Madge CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI  VIDEO IN POST  – Steve Kolbus, former standup comic for 22+ years, is now a fixture in Clarksdale. He moved here and opened a restaurant called Tricia’s Italian Eatery and Pie Hole which is sadly now closed. It was a first for Clarksdale to have a pie hole! Poor William […]

Visual Recap of a Night at the New Roxy: Featuring Clarksdale Artist Randall Andrews

Clarksdale, Mississippi – VIDEO IN POST Wednesday night September 26, 2012 at the New Roxy in downtown Clarksdale, “all up in” the New World District, local artist, Randall Andrews, had a well-attended showing of his creative and unique mixed-media expressions using Delta debris and found objects, hence the name of his business DELTA DEBRIS. Enjoy […]