What is Going On?

Poor William, Rust Executive Chef Deon Hence, and Delta Bohemian Cecil Abels with an unknown couple in the middle wondering Watcha Gonna Do? Photo by The Delta Bohemian

Poor William, Rust Executive Chef Deon Hence, and Delta Bohemian Cecil Abels with an unknown couple in the middle wondering Watcha Gonna Do? Photo by The Delta Bohemian

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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 Billington and the sweet sweet sounds of Dr. Alphonso Sanders. Paula Thompson, Berklee School of Music Award Winner, was in attendance and spoke highly of her experience in school this summer. She looks forward to returning next summer and hopes to raise more money to help cover her expenses.

The music line-up was impressive. Upon arrival, it was clear they were behind schedule and after more than an hour we realized the line-up wasn’t being followed. The Delta Bohemians grew tired and weary and left. Sorry, Charlie. We were hoping to watch and hear that impressive line-up but grew impatient when the act that was to be done at 8:00pm was still playing at 10:00pm. Oh well. Such is life in the Mississippi Delta when the temp is hovering around 100. Kinda like river time, huh Ruskey?

The music we did hear was quite good! Have a look at the video of Mr. Johnny Billington and Dr. Alphonso Sanders. Nice!

Poor William met motorcycle travelers, Pat and Nick, from Los Angeles as they were passing through on their journey and got them on video. He’s also been spending some time at the cement pond of his Delta Bohemian brother and sister in laws where their rat dog, Rebel, likes to get it on with Ernie. It’s at the end of the video so watch it all.

In general, The Delta Bohemian has been operating in a vacation mode. Along with some major computer issues involving a very slow site, we are rearranging our work environment and even entertaining a move into an office in downtown Clarksdale so we can be closer to the action and people. Please be patient with us as we iron out a few glitches we have on the site, especially regarding too many photographs, which are slowing things down, and our Shopp for Delta Bohemian Wares is temporarily kaput. We are doing a complete revamp of it. Stay tuned, keep on keeping on and Be Bohemian!

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Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival

Friday – Sunday, August 12, 13 & 14

Clarksdale, MS

The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival is Clarksdale’s world-famous festival. It features all the local/regional “real-deal” blues acts you love… plus some headliners, usually with Mississippi connections.

ALSO, plan to enjoy related events all week long at the clubs and jukes — as well as the Cat Head Mini Blues Fest II that Sunday (252 Delta Ave.).

Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, MS. August 12-14, 2011

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BLUESBERRY CAFE (Yazoo Street, Clarksdale, 662-627-7008)

Monday Spaghetti night: Live music with Sean “Bad” Apple

You never know what surprise musicians will show up here!

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HOPSON COMMISSARY

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

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HAMBONE ART GALLERY

Tuesdays nights: live blues or roots music. 7:00PM til
July 19th – Sean “Bad” Apple
July 26th – Anthony “Big A” Sherrod

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CAT HEAD DELTA BLUES AND FOLK ART STORE

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

CHECK OUT Cat Head’s amazing listing of LIVE MUSIC IN THE DELTA.

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RED’S BLUES LOUNGE

Corner of  Sunflower Avenue and MLK Dr.

Saturday, July 23th – Space Cowboy’s Birthday Blues Bash with Anthony “Big A” Sherrod and Allstarts!!

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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

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RUST RESTAURANT

Thursday, July 21 – Aubrey Powell & Michael Wills – 7:00pm

Friday, July 22 – Danny Green – 7:30pm

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GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB

Check GZBC website for up-to-date information on Live Music, Wednesday-Saturday.

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…………UPCOMING EVENTS TO PLAN FOR per CATHEAD website………..

July 22-24 – Friday through Sunday – SECOND ANNUAL OXFORD BLUES FEST
Oxford, Mississippi
www.oxfordbluesfest.com

Annual blues festival. 662-259-7190. GREAT LINE-UP includes Magic Slim, Eddie C. Campbell, Duwayne Burnside, Mark “Mule Man” Massey, Aaron Moore, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, King Edward, Dennis Fountain, AM Band, Hancock Company, Effie Burt, Ginger St. James, Cadillac Funk, Heavy Suga, Ben Peyton, Kenny Brown, Afrissippi, John Kun, Maybellelovers, Jay Lang, Terry “Big T” Williams, Billy Earnhardt, Patrick McClary, Marlena Jarjoura and more!!

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July 23 – Saturday – WEVL’s Blues on the Bluff

Memphis, Tennessee

http://www.wevl.org/bob/
23rd annual event on the grounds of the Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. Starring the Bo Keys, Blind Mississippi Morris and Lightnin’ Malcolm & Cameron Kimbrough! 6pm-11pm.

See web site for details.

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