Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale

What’s going on in town this week? Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEOS IN POST Beat the Winter blues!  Leave the cabin fever behind with Clarksdale, Mississippi’s SOUNDS AROUND TOWN.  “Live” blues music and more — 7 nights a week, y’all! Here’s the weekly Sounds Around Town in Clarksdale that starts Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Also, plan now for April’s […]


Features Mississippi and music films plus special guests and more! January 26-27, 2018 CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI — The 8th annual Clarksdale Film Festival returns to “Bluestown, USA” — Clarksdale, Mississippi — Friday-Saturday, January 26-27. And it’s going to be a real house party.   “This is a curated film festival, so it’s not just ‘whatever films […]


Featuring recorded gospel music for one hour in Downtown Clarksdale, Sunday, May 7 from 2:30-3:30PM. Bring a chair or a blanket. Clarksdale Gospel Music Power Hour will make its debut on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Downtown Clarksdale. You are invited to the Delta Avenue Park (200 block) from 2:30-3:30PM for an hour of recorded, uplifting gospel music in […]

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 […]

Lucious Spiller Band at Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale

Kickin’ Off a New Year of Blues for Twenty Fifteen By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO & PHOTOS “I really didn’t shoot her; I just kicked her to the curb!” — Lucious Spiller Last year’s Solo International Blues Challenge second place winner, the indomitable Lucious Spiller, gave a rave performance Saturday night at Red’s Lounge […]

Bilbo Walker and Roger Stolle off to Brazil

Buy one of his posters Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Bilbo Walker plays at Red’s Blues Club tonight – Thursday, November 13. How about you head there and wish him and Cat Head owner Roger Stolle safe travels as they head off to Brazil for a two week trip. They leave on Saturday! Watch the video and […]

Association of Food Journalists lap up Clarksdale

Food writers from around the world sample fine fare & local hospitality By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi – INCLUDES PHOTO SLIDESHOW Known for blues, good eats and Southern hospitality, Clarksdale provided a heaping helping of all three last Friday night at downtown Oxbow Restaurant. The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) held its annual meeting in Memphis […]

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 […]

TEN Juke Joint Festival Do’s and Don’ts


Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup and Map 2014

(CLARKSDALE, Mississippi) Here is your link to the 11th Annual Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival Lineup beginning on Thursday, April 10. →→→CLARKSDALE JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL LINEUP←←←   Thank you Roger Stolle and Nan Hughes for this super downtown map for Clarksdale — a Daytime Music Stages and Events Map and a Night Time Venues Map. We have been […]

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 […]

3rd CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL puts Mississippi under the Hollywood spotlight

CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – For its third year in a row, the Clarksdale Film Festival aims to make you laugh, cry and, occasionally, rock out. Organizers promise attendees a feast of Mississippi and Southern filmmaking – plus a little fresh popcorn. According to Garden & Gun magazine, “Mississippi gets its close-up… to celebrate the Magnolia State’s films and […]

Travel and Leisure Magazine highlights Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford – Mississippi Delta’s Small Town Culture

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – Travel and Leisure’s Feb. 2013 edition features an article centered on three Mississippi towns: Clarksdale, Greenwood and Oxford. “The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture” initially appeared as “Southern Revival” in T&L Magazine. The standalone intro speaks much truth: “Searching for authentic American Culture? Find it in the Mississippi Delta, where […]

True Delta: True Dat ….A simple review of a fantastic documentary

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – The MISSISSIPPI DELTA is a land and culture brimming with complex contradictions, a veritable mélange of befuddlements, commingling like silt, water, and snowmelt, as they bend and blend into one giant “muddy” mix of tranquility and roiling turgidity, disseminating a nation’s runoff into a thirsty, yet strangely self-sufficient land […]


Clarksdale, MS – By Guest Bohemian Eric Stone Cat Head turned 10 years old this year in a place where that’s a long time for a business. It’s achieved that by cutting out a strong niche for itself as both a commercial enterprise that sells blues music, art and books to visitors and also a […]

Erickson EB Blakney – Cat Head – Juke Joint Festival Sunday – Clarksdale – TRUE DELTA documentary – Serendipitous Meeting

How could it be that over a year has passed since that Sunday afternoon following Juke Joint Festival 2011? I was hanging outside Roger’s place, listening to some Rev. Peyton and his Big Damn Band (see min 1:20) intense music, when I saw several creatures walking out of Cat Head, one of which was in […]

Mississippi DELTA BOHEMIAN Moment: The British are coming to Clarksdale!

  The British are coming! The British have come! The British were awesome!   The British are coming to Clarksdale! VIDEO IN POST – Six British couples descended upon Clarksdale, Mississippi yesterday afternoon all piled into one van with luggage. Wow! No Easy feat! What a delightful bunch of overseas cousins were Jim, Tom, Dave, […]

2012 Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale – Line-up

HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM ROGER STOLLE THIS MORNING. Still a few more details to come from ROGER STOLLE at Cat Head, but plenty of killer blues coming soon to CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI.  Check out the tons of additional related Thurs-Sun events at and (“Music Calendar”).  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012 DELTA CINEMA (11 Third […]

What’s cookin’ in and around Clarksdale? Posted 10-27-11

What’s cookin’ in and around Clarksdale? Posted 10-27-11 Clarksdalian Coop Cooper plays host at the Delta Cinema this Thursday at 6pm for his new film, THE BEST DAY. Visit Coop’s website to read more about it. The 5th Annual Hambone Festival has events starting this Thursday with the main festival taking place from 12-5pm Saturday. […]

You Are Doing What in Clarksdale? Posted 8-10-11

→DELTA BOHEMIAN VIDEOS INCLUDED← The hot weather is here and so is the 24th Annual FREE Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale. The Festival will host a wide assortment of acts as  will the many venues around town. CLICK HERE to read more about the festival. We suggest you also visit Roger Stolle’s […]