This episode we're checking out some of Clarksdale's blues music venues--Stan Street's Hambone Gallery, The Ground Zero Blues Club, and Red's Lounge. With music every night of the week, you can't go wrong dropping into any of these places.
We're doing some post-Juke Joint Festival follow up with the newly re-invented one-woman-band Ghalia Volt, visiting Meraki Roasting Company and found out it was more than just a coffee shop, and catching up with veteran Soul Blues pioneer Johnny Rawls.
It's the final day of Clarksdale's Juke Joint Festival, and we talk with Jesse Cotton Stone about what the heck Hell Country Blues is, Shy and Howlin' Madd Perry about their future plans, Roger Stolle's Cat Head store, and Rev. Peyton and what his Big Damn Band have been up to during the last weird year.
Saturday is the biggest day of the Juke Joint Festival weekend, and we meet up with musician, author and educator Hal Reed, songwriter-singer Grace Askew, drop in on Robert Kimbrough Sr.'s CD release party, grab some barbecue and watch the legendary monkeys riding dogs.
Day two of the Juke Joint Festival where we reconnect with some old music favorites and a new food vendor--very tasty all around!
We will be launching our podcast in partnership with Visit Clarksdale this week. To get things off to a running start, we're releasing a podcast each night starting this Thursday at 8pm CDT when the 2021 Juke Joint Festival kicks off in Clarksdale, MS. Here's our promo so you can get an idea of what we're going to be doing this week and the weeks coming up.