The Blue Front Cafe
The Blue Front Café in Bentonia, Mississippi is one of the very last of the real Juke Joints in Mississippi. On a rainy afternoon, I had the pleasure to meet and spend some time with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, the owner. He says he opens pretty much every day because at least a few people stop in and want to see the place. He was very hospitable and a real gentleman. Like most people I seem to meet on the Blues Trail, he is in his 70s. I’m really glad I have gotten to see these places while they’re still around. Price of a Heineken at the Blue Front? $2.00!