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The contents of Po’ Monkey’s, one of the last remaining juke joints located just outside of Merigold, Mississippi will be sold at auction.
“If I don’t get out there acting like a clown, people think there’s something wrong with me.”
On the road with Bridging the Blues: Bobby Rush duets with Super Chikan, Po Monkey's Juke Joint
Super Chikan and Bobby Rush ended the day with an intimate duo show and storytelling session, but not before stopping by Po Monkey’s! Also a Blues Trail Marker unveiled and the International Blues Symposium!
A juke or juke joint is a funky little bar that provides dance music from a piano player, but it’s real meaning goes MUCH deeper than that. Discover the fascinating hidden history behind the word “Juke”
Through her intimate work with kings and queens of blues music, Sharon has created an in-depth archive of the genre’s history that contains no words — but maybe a strand of DNA or two.
Third annual event to feature more than two weeks of live music and hundreds of musicians!
The famous dance that turned WC Handy into the Father of the Blues is about to gain a prestigious commemoration on the Mississippi Blues Trail — along with some exciting new facts about the event
The delta is beginning to cool off in mid-October and with the cotton in full bloom, an ancient, tiny sharecropper shack that boasts cold beer & low ceilings with monkeys nailed to it brings the best that the blues has to offer.
I’m just gonna come flat out and say it: If you haven’t paid a visit to the Mississippi Delta yet, plan one now to this starkly beautiful, richly musical place.