Watcha Doin in Clarksdale? Posted 5-26-11

Great photo gallery

A passel of Delta Bohemians at the Salon de Boheme. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

VIDEOS AND MANY PHOTOS INCLUDED (scroll down)

What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and/or Coahoma County and the Mississippi Delta…and beyond this coming week?

Check out Clarksdale’s regular music offerings and review some choice upcoming events. And don’t forget to check out the DELTA BOHEMIAN SCENE PHOTOS on this page, too, which include visits to Friday Night at the Stage, Rust Restaurant Bar, Monday Night at Hopson Commissary with Marshall Drew and the Olson Brothers, Bluesberry Cafe with Sean “Bad Apple” and harmonica player Watermelon Slim dancing to the delight of the crow, Red’s Blues Lounge on Sunday night with Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, plus a few other miscellaneous photos.

Raw footage videos are included! Enjoy!

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RUST RESTAURANT

RUST Restaurant in Clarksdale, MS

Thursday night, June 2: La La and Dino Musso – 7:00-9:00PM – Drink Specials!

Friday night, June 3: Marshall Drew 7:30PM

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Thursday, June 2: DELTA BLUES MUSEUM and GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB to host CD RELEASE PARTY!!

On Thursday, June 2, 6-8 pm, the Delta Blues Museum will host a CD release party at Ground Zero Blues Club to celebrate the release of From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1, the first CD featuring the Museum’s own student band. The Band will perform, and the CD will be available for purchase-cost, $10. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Museum’s music program in which students learn to play blues in the traditional way, from teachers who pass the music down from earlier generations.
This event is free and open to the public.
After the CD party, the Club will host an open mic night, with a $3 cover charge, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Cover of CD for Delta blues Museum Band.

Cover of CD for Delta blues Museum Band.

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On Friday, June 3, at 8 pm, Daddy Rich, a Delta Blues Museum Band teacher and a featured artist on the new CD, will perform in the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn. This event will be filmed for BBC Channel 4 as part of the “Rick Stein Tastes the Blues” food and travel series. This event is free. The Juke Joint Chapel is located on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation, south of Clarksdale, off Highway 49.

Daddy Rich at the New Roxy. Photo credit: DELTA BOHEMIAN

Daddy Rich at the New Roxy. Photo credit: DELTA BOHEMIAN

The Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

The Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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Friday, June 3 – 6-9pm

TUNICA MAIN STREET ART SHOW

Art Show and Sale featuring regional artists and live music. Sponsored by The Tunica Chamber of Commerce and Tunica Main Street. Read more about it on Facebook.

Poster for Tunica Main Street Art Show

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YOUR VOTE MEANS CASH FOR THE TUTWILER CLINIC
Sr. Anne Brooks has been nominated for the Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award along with 13 other exceptional individuals who exemplify the true missionary spirit. The winner of this award will receive a $25,000 grant.
Voting ends Friday June 3rd at 5:00 PM

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Sunday, June 5 – Dream Riders Biking For Children

Event begins at noon. Water Valley, MS on Highway 315W

“It’s All About The Kids”

Featuring a Bridgette Raines Scholarship Run

Many events.

For more information, contact Tim Farmer @ 662-417-5841 or via email at [email protected] All vehicle types welcome!

Dream Riders Biking for Children is a non-profit organization that helps children and their families in times of need in different areas of three different states.

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32nd Annual New York Mississippi Picnic to be held Saturday, June 11th in Central Park, NYC.

Read more about it here.

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HOPSON COMMISSARY

Monday nights: Acoustic music with RONNIE DREW and complimentary hors d’oeuvres!

Watch VIDEO

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BLUESBERRY CAFE (Yazoo Street, Clarksdale)

Monday Spaghetti night: Live music with SEAN BAD APPLE

You never know what surprise musicians will show up here!

In fact we caught harp player Watermelon Slim dancing a jig with Magical and another babe to the amusement of the crowd. Shake it! Shake it!

Watch VIDEO

[youtube width=”600″ height=”350″]https://youtu.be/UEWaUjk8eT4[/youtube]

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HAMBONE ART GALLERY

Tuesdays nights: live blues or roots music. 7:00PM til

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THE DEN – New! (220 Yazoo, Clarksdale)

The new annex of the Rock ‘n Blues Museum. Saturday nights: live music TBA 7:00-10:00pm. Non-smoking, family oriented environment.

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES AND FOLK ART STORE

Saturdays: (non-event weekends) PIANO RED 12:00PM

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RED’S BLUES LOUNGE

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Friday, June 3 – Mark Mule Man Massey

Saturday, June 4 – Preston Shannon

Often Red’s has music on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights.

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GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

Wednesday – Saturday nights: Live Music. Check the GZBC website for up-to-date event information.

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BLUES with BOWKER on KRSH 95.9: Tune in on Sundays out of Santa Rosa, CA from 7-9pm PDT.

Bill Bowker has one of the best Blues shows on the radio! Anywhere! That is why it’s lasted so long. A true Sonoma County tradition.  Bill actually started the whole thing back in L.A. in 75,  brought it with him to KVRE in the 80’s, and finally to it’s home the Krush.  3 hours every Sunday night spanning the entire spectrum of this musical piece of American culture called the Blues. CLICK HERE to tune directly to KRUSH 95.9. We actually keep the KRSH live stream up on our computer often. It makes for excellent background music and for creating a bohemian environment in your abode…and that is important, ya know?! It’s a very good thing to get out of your box and experience your life as it is at the particular moment  you are experiencing it. And then….express yourself. Physically, verbally, emotionally, intellectually…and all the rest of those -ally’s.

DB Bill Bowker of KRSH radio show "BLUES WITH BOWKER" and his lovely bride at the Salon de Boheme. Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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CHARLIE’S BACK ROOM with Charlie Musselwhite radio show on KRSH 95.9: Tune in on Sundays out of Santa Rosa, CA from 6-7pm PDT.

Listen to what Charlie’s been collecting in his back-room over the years, and the stories that accompany it, from this Blues legend.  CLICK HERE to tune directly in to KRUSH 95.9 or go visit Charlie’s website at charliemusselwhite.com.

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KRUSH AMERICANA radio show with Bill Bowker. Tune in to live streaming show on Monday Evenings from 7-9pm PDT. A nice blend of twang, Alt-country, classic country and more. Real Music! CLICK HERE to listen to the KRSH live and make it a point to check out Bowker’s AMERICANA show.

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DELTA BLUES NEWS on “Bluesville” with Roger Stolle (owner of CAT HEAD)

Tune in to Channel 74 on XM Radio and listen to Roger’s “live” call-in show at 4:00pm on most Thursdays. Roger talks about Mississippi Delta blues news.

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“FRIDAY AT THE STAGE”

Every Friday from 7:00-10:00pm on the Delta Blues Museum Outdoor Stage in downtown Clarksdale

HEAVY SUGA’ & THE SWEETONES – June 10th

presented by Clarksdale-Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce

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DELTA BOHEMIAN SCENE PHOTOS

It was a celebrity-filled night at a local Clarksdale restaurant this past weekend. From left to right: Stephen King, Katie Couric, Bill Luckett, “Driving” Miss Daisy, The Most Interesting Man in the World, and Poor William–the Delta Bohemian. Two of these serendipitously entwined folks are real, and the others are merely look-alikes. Who is who folks? Who is who? Comments encouraged!

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Comments

  1. Great to see so many familiar faces! This town is alive and well! Really want to regain semi-fixture status again soon.

  2. I’m glad I came across this site. I have fond memories of my visit to Clarksdale several years ago to do research on a native son of Coahoma County, Frederick Bruce Thomas, an African-American who was born on a farm near Dublin (about a dozen miles to the SE) and who was the child of former slaves. Although he is now virtually forgotten, he went on to become a rich and famous nightclub owner in Moscow and Constantinople at the beginning of the twentieth century. I enjoyed staying at the Hopson Plantation, working in the Coahoma County Chancery Court records, having a wonderful dinner at Madidi, and hanging out at the Ground Zero Blues Club in between impressive thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Hope to come back some day. If anyone is interested in what came of my research, here is the Facebook page about my book: http://www.facebook.com/BlackRussianByVladimirAlexandrov

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