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Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale

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History and tradition , and partner Howard Stovall opened Ground Zero to celebrate the Mississippi Delta as the birthplace of blues. In addition to the food and music, there are seven upstairs apartments that can be rented out to customers who would like to live the blues experience 24 hours a day. We lost a lot of population, and with that goes a lot of your retail. Phil Bryant, a Republican who signed a so-called religious freedom bill that would sanction discrimination against gays, lesbians and heterosexual couples who live together without being married. The staff is friendly and waiters double as the bartenders. And all the greats played here in the day. Got there a little early, 6pm, and place was empty.

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Ground Zero Blues Club

ground zero blues club

He points to the fact that many of Mr. There is no decor, mismatched chairs, Christmas-tree lights, and graffiti everywhere. When asked if he has ever considered leaving, admits to thoughts of flight, but staying and fighting for his home has kept him put. Located at 0 Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club opened in May 2001. The state boasts more Grammy winners per capita than any state in the nation, said. The food is mostly fried apps, burgers, sandwiches, and a few entrees.

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Entertainment that night must have been the house band since most of the small audience seemed to know them. . Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; and Clarksdale native and Memphis entertainment executive, Howard Stovall; Ground Zero Blues Club is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience. Add to that list blues legends like Johnson, Muddy Waters, B. Closer to show time had dinner, Wife had tamales 6 with slaw and I had pulled pork, greens, black eye peas. He relates how he once introduced himself as the owner to two women from England seated side by side at the bar — neither realizing, until introduced them in turn, that the two women had in fact grown up together in Cambridge and now lived near one another in London.

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GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB, Clarksdale

ground zero blues club

That's why Ground Zero Blues Club® was created — to celebrate the area's rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue. Luckett and also opened a restaurant called Madidi since closed as part of their plan to reinvigorate the Clarksdale community, which had fallen on hard economic times and a departing populace in the 1980s thanks to the modernization of the local farming industry. Exterior of Ground Zero Blues Club, 2019. Exactly four months later, the Twin Towers in New York were felled by terrorist acts. We shared the fried mushrooms and hot tamales. Inside the , musicians and patrons alike sign their names on every available wall space.

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Ground Zero Blues Club

ground zero blues club

Bryant signed the bill in April, and, just as with a similar move in North Carolina, the economic repercussions were immediate, with Disney announcing they were pulling out of the state. Ground Zero is a club in , that is co-owned by , attorney Bill Luckett, and Memphis entertainment executive Howard Stovall. Had a few beers and fried pickles very good, chips not spears. And while black blues musicians could scarcely be heard much beyond their Southern segregated communities, their music was consumed ravenously in England by the likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton; the British Invasion was little more than English musicians selling American black music back to American white teenagers as something new. So with such cultural and athletic riches to its credit, where did the scorn from the rest of the nation come from? Interior of Ground Zero Blues Club, 2019.

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Mississippi blues club Ground Zero owner hopes to change state's image

ground zero blues club

In the style of , it is in a repurposed, un-remodeled building, vacant for 30 years, that had housed the wholesale Delta Grocery and Cotton Co. Tamales were great while the my meal was ok. He has little kindly to say of Gov. As owner, has opened Ground Zero to filming for both documentaries and narrative films. King, as well as LeAnne Rimes and Tammy Wynette. Blues fans in Clarksdale welcomed it as a place where local musicians have a chance to work regularly.

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Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale)

ground zero blues club

The menu consists of traditional , and the restaurant has live blues music playing Wednesday through Saturday. It opened in May 2001 and is located near the. They put on a good show and the few blues classics were done very well with Wang Dang Doodle their best. Both fried well and tasted fresh. More are likely in the offing.

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A troubled past, an uncertain future For all of the seeming progress Mississippi has made since the dark days of slavery and the tumult of the civil rights era, decisions made in the state capital of Jackson continue to vex , who once ran for governor as a Democrat but lost in a runoff. . . . . . .

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