I'm now back in England after a trip to Mississippi to visit friends and play in The Hambone Festival in Clarksdale. Highlights included a Thursday night jam with Stan Street at Ground Zero Blues Club, a party at The Delta Blues Museum at which Stan Street presented a wonderful painting and Bill Perry played the blues, some wild nights at Red's Club, a Halloween Party with Stan Street's band and guests from Canada and New Orleans and the Street Party in East Second Street on Saturday afternoon, outside the Hambone Gallery. The Street Party was an open-air event with a real Delta style. The preparations took just 30 minutes. John Ruskey's "Quapaw Canoe Company" flatbed truck arrived and was parked at right angles to the axis of the street to form a stage, barriers were positioned to stop the traffic and a PA sytem set up on the truck with a power cable running from the Gallery. We then had excellent performances from Davis Coen, Bill Abel, Hambone and Terry Bean. I was delighted to have been invited to play a set myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. Saturday evening at Ground Zero was a great pleasure with excellent music and good company. I was joined for dinner by local bluesman Bill Abel, Vera Johnson-Collins and Ben Payton from Jackson MS and Maie Smith from The Delta Blues Museum. There are photos on this site. Go to "photos" and follow the link to my Flickr.