Juke Joint Festival visitors Barry and Patricia Friedman from NYC

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 you that this year’s extravaganza portended what could eventually become an every weekend feel for Clarksdale. The worm turned this year and word of mouth about this year’s juke joint could serve as a nitro-blast to propel Clarksdale to newer and busier heights and all that augurs, both good and challenging. What began as really a one-day event now runs for about a week, as the premier spring blues festival is celebrated by blues lovers … [Read More...]