Poor William, Jean-Claude Droux, Red Paden, Steve Kolbus outside Red's Blues Lounge in Clarksdale

Easy Like Pedi Cabbing on Sunday to Red’s Blues Club

By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO and PHOTOS) Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta are made all the richer due to folks from the world over who consistently return year after year to get their Delta fixes: blues, good eats, fair weather, cold beer, and most importantly the opportunity to reconnect with a place and a people they love. And, we love them. Jean-Claude Droux from Switzerland is no exception. He has ingratiated himself with Clarksdalians from all walks. Red Paden, infamous and legendary proprietor of Red’s Blues Club—possibly the coolest Juke in the entire world—daily wears a cap Jean-Claude gave him. Many of us carry Swiss Army Knives given by Jean-Claude as gifts, and Madge got a box of chocolates, which she promptly and wisely hid from Poor William Gump … [Read More...]