Robert Plant had a real good time in Clarksdale – The Golden Buckle [The Telegraph – London]

We are making news, folks, across the ocean thanks to writer Paul Sexton of The Telegraph in London. Sexton interviews our brother Robert Plant and garners words of wisdom from the rocker about our recent Mississippi Delta festival, the blues, Africa and his band. In his article Paul makes a brief reference to “Clarksdale, …once […]

The Sunflower River located in the Mississippi Delta is halfway there – but needing some more friends!

    CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI ( – VIDEO INCLUDED! The Friends of the Sunflower River is seeking some support. This river flows right smack through Clarksdale. In fact, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival is named after it. How fortunate are we, locals and lovers of Clarksdale, to have such a beautiful RIVER flowing right […]

All That Glitters … Robert Plant to Headline 25th Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival 2012 in Clarksdale

NEWS By Poor William Email: [email protected] CLARKSDALE, MS ( – Clarksdale might have lost Morgan Freeman’s Madidi Restaurant last Thursday, but hearts and hopes were assuaged this past weekend upon hearing the incredible lineup slated for this year’s Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival: Plant, Musselwhite, and Rush. Kinda sounds like flora and fauna! Most […]

A Mississippi State of Mind: Reflections of the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

Story and Photographs by Guest Delta Bohemian Ray Proetto of Blues Power Photo CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Enjoy this account of our historical Sunflower festival by Guest Delta Bohemian writer and photographer Ray Proetto, founder of Blues Power Photo. Please check out Ray’s website and his vast array of outstanding photographs after you enjoy his story and […]

Stacy Mitchhart – A Musician Built For Entertainment and Toe Curling

VIDEO INCLUDED The Stacy Mitchhart Band, featuring guess who, played at Ground Zero Blues Club Friday night during the 24th Annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The featured performer is a masterful guitarist full of expression that will make a woman’s toes curl! He possesses a teasing nature with his instrument […]

Scenes Around Clarksdale during the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival Weekend

Scenes Around Clarksdale   Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival Clarksdale’s 24th Annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival enjoyed a rare event….relatively mild weather on Saturday and Sunday. What a blessing. The Delta Bohemian took a few photographs while out and about during the festival. Enjoy! We look forward to posting a Sunflower Festival […]

What is Going On?

→ VIDEOS INCLUDED← You tell me….what IS going on around Clarksdale and Coahoma County and beyond these hot summer days? Folks are movin’ slow and in a vacation kind of mood. The Delta Bohemian attended the Summer Blow-Out Blues Jam at The Den on Thursday, July 7th and enjoyed the sounds of Clarksdale icon Johnny […]

32nd Annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park – Reported by new Delta Bohemian, Semi-Fixture, Journalist and Soon To Be Documentarian Erickson EB Blakney

By New Delta Bohemian, Semi-Fixture, Journalist and Soon-To-Be Documentarian Erickson “EB” Blakney →PHOTOS  INCLUDED← (New York, New York) There was a lot to shout about at the 32nd Annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park on Saturday June 11th: foot-stomping blues from guitarist Eddie Cotton, Jr. and his band, the ‘Artists’ Tent’ featuring Mississippi artists, the 500 […]

Ubuntu and Donne

By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS Ubuntu is the age-old African concept that portrays all people linked–past, present, and future. We are all connected and we rise and fall as one people. It strives for cooperation, harmony, and understanding between cultures, nations, and individuals The concept is similar to what is seen in the tenor of Elizabethan poet […]