I have visited Po’ Monkey’s many times and always enjoyed spending a few minutes with the man himself – Willie ‘Po’ Monkey’ Seaberry. I hadn’t been since Willie passed last year, but I was glad to find the place still standing. I hope you’re resting easy Mr. Seaberry.
I think a lot of people like the caboose as much as I do. This one was resting in rural West Virginia.
I thought this bus in the field was really cool too. This is in eastern West Virginia.
This was another cool barn in eastern West Virginia.
Sorry guys, I’ve been “away from my desk” for a little bit – working on some projects and taking some time off. I did get out and do a little bit of travelling though. Here is a barn in rural West Virginia.
This is an old gift shop in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. I like the license plate bench!
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!
I can only assume that these are old sharecropping cabins in the rural heart of the Mississippi Delta. This was somewhere along the old Moorehead-Belzoni Road.
I loved this spot and I loved this radio station. WABG, The Awesome AM is located just outside of Greenwood, Mississippi on your map and at 960 on your AM radio dial. Their mix of blues, rock, and local news and programming makes me tune in anytime I’m in the area, and I think this photo of their station is cool.
Some of y’all might remember what Po’ Monkey’s looks like during the day from this shot. I finally made it there on a Thursday night, and it was truly a special evening. The last of the true rural Juke Joints in the country. It is a magical place to visit if you are ever in Cleveland, Mississippi on a Thursday night.
This is Po’ Monkey’s Lounge in Merigold, Mississippi. It is one of the last rural juke joints in the Delta. If you’re ever around on a Thursday night, be sure to stop by and say hello
This was a shed deep in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.