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 […]

Seek the Delta Right Next Door

We are seeing more of our immediate neighbors from contiguous states and Mississippi counties coming to Seek the Delta Right Next Door. Seek the Delta Right Next Door.  Europeans, Australians, and internationals from all over the world plan and save, sometimes for years, to travel across the ocean to visit and experience the Mississippi Delta. […]

POSSUM ON THE PASS

A TICK EATIN’ FOOL WATCH VIDEO While walking on the fabled Yazoo Pass this morning I came across an o’ possum trottin’, so I filmed him and made up a spontaneous poem while walking that would make Byron, Shelley and Keats nauseous. Everything we do on The Delta Bohemian® is extemporaneous, low tech and serendipitous, […]

Delta Magazine HOT TOPICS

Brief introductions to assorted trending things in Mississippi you need to know Delta Magazine HOT TOPICS is a fun, two-page section spotlighting four subjects trending in Mississippi, especially the Delta. When Delta Magazine arrives in my mailbox, HOT TOPICS is my immediate go-to! I’m curious to see what the latest crazes are in our great […]

A Delta Bohemian Manifesto

Penned by a compromised Christian, full of lamentation and hope “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – Paul in his letter to the Corinthian church Who doesn’t want to leave a sustainable mark before exiting this short ride of a life? How many of […]

Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party

It’s a Hill Country Thang in the MS Delta Matt Rock Clarksdale House Party was an epic night of music. VIDEOS Peep at a Clarksdale house party evening for the hard-core-all-night-long-hill-country folks. Prior to two weeks ago the most serendipitous musical encounter I had experienced was in 2012 in Aussie Matt Rock’s backyard in a […]

“Paddle to the Amazon” Adventurer Dana Starkell

PLUS Wild Bill Briscoe catches a big-ass blue catfish! [VIDEOS] Delta Bohemian Tours was on its regular Regional Identity Tour a couple days ago, including an almost mandatory stop at the Mississippi River near historic Friars Point, MS, when we encountered, as we often do, sojourners “green-miling” down the Mother of all Waters, also known […]

CraigCat on an Oxbow with Chilly Billy

Delta Bohemian Tours off-road on the water! [VIDEO] What’s that? A CraigCat on an Oxbow?!! Hey Man, this is Chilly Billy Howell, your personal tour guide with DELTA BOHEMIAN TOURS (deltabohemiantours.com). When I am not giving tours to folks visiting the Mississippi Delta, I am touring myself around. Check out a visit on a local oxbow […]

Delta Bohemian Examines Faith in the Mississippi Delta

Why is faith so important here? Faith is a crucial component in the lives of most Deltans, and to understand the Mississippi Delta it is imperative to be acutely cognizant of the prominence faith in the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible plays informing and guiding individual and collective Deep South identities. The Delta Bohemian’s voice—often […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Delta Sigh Blessing

A Radioland audio nugget from Poor William and Magical Madge A Delta Sigh Blessing Sunsets in the Mississippi Delta often impart a Delta Sigh Blessing. A RADIOLAND nugget from Magical Madge and Poor William while driving in the Mississippi Delta. Read along while you listen to the Radioland audio in the VIDEO.

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 […]

CASTAWAYS – Our Only True And Faithful Companions?

A RADIOLAND / HIDDEN WHIM / REFLECTION from Poor William – (Radioland Video in post) “Are our only true and faithful companions castaways?”  John Ruskey, on the river, Oct. 2014 Castaway: A shipwrecked person, an outcast, or anything cast adrift or thrown away. Last year at the conclusion of a three-day Mississippi River camping, canoeing […]

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 […]

The Sharecropper Family – by Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton

Photograph cuts Mississippi Delta cotton farmer to the core By Guest Bohemian Jaby Denton In 2011, while digging through a box full of vintage photographs found on the dusty shelves in the primitive office of the Quitman County Democrat, I came across a photograph that cut me to my core. The expressions of grief and […]