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R. L. Boyce, Lightnin Malcolm & Jimbo Mathus at Clarksdale’s Deep Blues Festival

Robert Palmer’s movie and book “Deep Blues” was instrumental in introducing the world to the Hill Country Blues style and its stars, R. L. Burnside …

Juke Joint Chapel, Shack Up Inn, Clarksdale, MS 4/14/12

The Shack Up Inn grounds at Hopson are a peaceful place to relax and unwind after the hustle and bustle of Juke Joint Festival in downtown Clarksdale, 4/14/12

The former Hopson Plantation just outside of Clarksdale has become the Shack Up Inn, a boutique hotel consisting of motel rooms in the former cotton gin and rentable sharecroppers’ shacks, as well as the former commissary which is now a bar and live music venue. The grounds are decorated with old signs and bottletrees, and there is the Juke Joint Chapel, which serves as a second music venue on the premises. Needless to say, the hotel is extremely popular with visitors to the Juke Joint Festival, and a special excursion train of the Mississippi Delta Railroad is run between Hopson and the Clarksdale depot every half hour during the festival days.