About the property
- Apartment425 sq. ft.
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Private 425 square foot apartment with 1 BR, 1 BA and featuring 'Magic Fingers'
........Start an unforgettable journey into the 'land where blues began'.......The Squeeze Box is a great place to begin your blues road trip and gain an appreciation for an area that gave birth to the blues. The Squeeze Box is located in the heart of historic Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Crossroads.
Decorated in true funky 'Delta Style' by local artisans, John Magnusson and Randall Andrews, you can't help but appreciate the unique history, hospitality and culture. The Squeeze Box is your blues oasis and will make you feel right at home in the Delta! The 4 room private guest suite has all the amenities you expect and more......its fully equipped and all it needs is YOU!
Spend your day exploring the town's rich historical sites, specialty shops, museums and restaurants and breath in our history and lifestyle for a few days or weeks!
Museums: Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum was established in 1979. This internationally-acclaimed museum showcases the history and significance of the Blues in this region. It features a wax figure of Blues great Muddy Waters and the famous Muddywood Guitar, videotape and slide-and-sound programs, photographs, recordings, books, memorabilia, archives, and much more. Stovall Plantation was the original home of the Muddy Waters Cabin, which is now located in its new home at the renovated Freight Depot on Blues Alley.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Heritage Museum
This museum is packed full of music memorabilia and artifacts from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. Follow the evolution of America’s music from blues, R&B, and rockabilly to rock ‘n roll and soul and see how it influenced people all over the globe.
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A gallery featuring original art and pottery.
Culture & History: BLUES ALLEY
The renovated passenger train depot, located on Blues Alley, now houses the Dutch Oven pastry, pie and cake bakery and sandwich/soup shop. The Dutch Oven specializes in quality baked items in the tradition of its Mennonite proprietors. The historic depot has been refurbished to its original condition both inside and out. Together, Clarksdale Station, the Delta Blues Museum, the former Greyhound Bus Station, and Ground Zero Blues Club make up Blues Alley.
Clarksdale is the childhood home of America’s most performed playwright, Tom “Tennessee” Williams. Young Tom’s grandfather served as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church and lived in the parsonage. The church and parsonage are still active today.
Take a walking tour of the nearby historic neighborhood that greatly influenced the characters and events that are well known in Williams’ plays and screen adaptations such as Summer and Smoke,and The Glass Menagerie.
The Birthplace of the Blues
Many say Clarksdale, Mississippi is the very birthplace of the blues. It would be hard to argue against it. Site of countless blues festivals and home to famous blues musicians like Muddy Waters,John Lee Hooker,Big Jack Johnson, and Son House, the city will definitely teach you everything you need to know about the health of the blues in the Delta today.
Historic Blues District & Live Entertainment
The vibe of the blues starts in the Historic Blues District, otherwise known as Blues Alley. Within the city, you’ll find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artifacts and memorabilia; actor Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club, where famous blues musicians sling lyrics on a juke joint stage almost every night of the week; and the iconic Crossroads of Hwy 61 & 49, the site where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil.
One-of-a Kind Lodging
At the 'Squeeze Box' Delta Style rules the day. Designed and decorated by local artists. The Squeeze Box features works by local painters,sculptors, and photographers.
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When visitors travel to Mississippi to discover our state's blues musical heritage, they find the real, authentic experience here - especially in places like Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta.
When you arrive in Clarksdale, Mississippi, start at the famed crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, said to be the site of where legendary blues man Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to master the guitar. A large sign with crossed guitars marks the spot of this diabolical deal in Delta lore. Highway 61 runs north to south and is often referred to as the 'Blues Highway.'
And now that the Mississippi Blues Trail includes dynamic, historical markers at locations throughout the state, you can visit two new Blues Trail Markers that are now in place in the Clarksdale area at the Riverside Hotel and at Muddy Waters' cabin site.
Speaking of Muddy Waters, Clarksdale, Mississippi, is the home of the Delta Blues Museum. Inside you'll find a wealth of information
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and exhibits about the unique American musical art form that is simply known as 'the blues.' Permanent exhibits such as Muddy Waters' childhood cabin make the Delta Blues Museum a must-see for everyone.
Clarksdale's rich blues history is evident all over town. On Sunflower Avenue you will find the Riverside Hotel made famous by Bessie Smith who drew her last breath there after a car accident. Issaquena Avenue is where beginner blues men of the past cut their teeth through street performances. Wade Walton's Barbershop was once the site of spontaneous blues jam sessions and tall tales by the owner who was friends with blues great Sonny Boy Williamson and W.C. Handy. Finally, while in Clarksdale, Mississippi, make it a point to tune into one of the country's oldest blues stations, WROX 1450-AM.
Another interesting site in the area is Hopson Plantation. The Hopson Planting Company was established in 1852 to grow cotton, the Delta's cash crop. The 4,000-acre property reached its
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heyday in the 1940s when the company was first to grow and harvest a cotton crop produced completely by mechanical methods. No longer a functioning farm, the Hopson Plantation and Commissary stands today in much the same condition as it was more than fifty years ago.
After you've worked up an appetite discovering all of the Mississippi blues history and heritage in Clarksdale, you'll have plenty of places to dine. Right beside the sign marking the historic crossroads is another famous Clarksdale landmark: Abe's Bar-B-Q. Since 1924, barbeque lovers have flocked to Abe's to enjoy tender pulled pork sandwiches and splendid sides. Come hungry and order the 'Big Abe.' Chamoun's Rest Haven Restaurant is indeed a haven of multi-cultural dining in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. An extensive menu features American and Italian fare as well as some of the area's best Lebanese cuisine. Don't leave without sampling the stuffed grape leaves, stuffed cabbage and stuffed kibbie.
A heavy dose of Clarksdale
Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a colorful mix of Delta characters and fascinating places. Discover the Riverside Hotel where blueswoman Bessie Smith died and John F. Kennedy, Jr. slept. Eat Larry's Tamales, the best on planet earth! Be sure to do some shopping before you leave town - and here's a unique place you'll want to check out: Taking its name from a type of biscuit of similar size, Cathead Delta Blues & Folk Art store features a full selection of Mississippi blues CDs, videos, DVDs, books and collectibles as well as Southern folk art. It's a great place to find some souvenirs for your friends or for yourself. Be sure to stop in and pick up a memory from your trip to the historic Delta.
We're the crossroads of culture and quirkiness with a heavy dose of the blues.
GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB offers complimentary limousine service Wed-Sat nights. They will pick you up at the Squeeze Box front door and bring you home at the end of the evening. And it's absolutely FREE for our guests !
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Why John Magnusson chose Clarksdale
The Squeeze Box is located in the Historic Downtown district of Clarksdale in the original Clarksdale Telegraph Building which was built in 1897. This historic building is located on the corner of Delta & Second; the best location in downtown. You can easily walk in less than five (5) minutes to all the live music venues downtown (Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's, New Roxy, Hambone Art & Music Gallery,Bluesberry), the museums (Delta Blues Museum, Rock n' Blues Museum, WROX Museum), restaurants (Oxbow,Yazoo Pass, Dreamboat, Ground Zero Blues Club, Stone Pony, Dutch Oven), the Wine & Spirits Shop, the convenience store, art galleries (Hambome Art Gallery, Foxtrot Gallery, Lambfish Gallery, Brick Gallery, Real Delta Gallery), and key shopping (Cat Head, Nellie May's, MagPie, Delta Creations). In addition to the historic building, and it's key location, the property offered a unique setting in which to build the Squeeze Box, and it's sister properties Delta Digs, and The Hooker Hotel.
What makes this Apartment unique
-Wireless Broadband throughout- Free WiFi 100% cotton linens (400-600 count), both Down and hypo-allergenic pillows, 100% cotton bath towels, DirecTV, MP3 plug in station Location-location-location The Squeeze Box, located in the Historic Downtown District of Clarksdale, Mississippi is in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle #amtriangle #amtriangledelta #goldrecordroad . Follow the Gold Record Road to our doorstep..... "Where history made music... then music made history" Features an extensive collection of original paintings, photographs,drawings, musical instruments, and art installations from the Mississippi Delta. Grammy Museum Mississippi Grammy Museum Mississippi is a mere 30 minute drive from our front door. Short drive, tour the museum, grab some lunch at Delta Meat Market, and pop by Dockery Plantation for a quick walk around the grounds. Then return to Clarksdale for the evening(s) for live music 7 nights/week.Walk to Red's, New Roxy, Ground Zero Blues Club, Levon's, Club 2000, Hambone & Bluesberry, all within 3-7 minutes. The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is the first GRAMMY Museum located outside of the original museum in Los Angeles. GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB offers complimentary limousine service Wed-Sat nights. They will pick you up at the Squeeze Box front door and bring you home at the end of the evening. And it's absolutely FREE for our guests !
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1 day is not enough, can I move in?!
Unfortunately we only had one night in Clarksdale but so glad we found the Squeezebox. As a blues performing artist and groupie (me, Ha ha ha) this place had a decor and loction to make us call all our friends to plan a group trip here. Love this place
An artist's eye, an innkeeper's attention to detail in the heart of the Delta.
Fun, creative comfortable, unique. Great location near restaurants and blues history. A wall of gold records, portraits of blues greats grace the bed headboard. Which, of course, is a medical x-ray light box. On hand, a "Best of the Biscuit" DVD. (If you have to ask, what are you doing in Clarksdale?) The Magic Fingers are the best quarter you'll ever spend. John is a great host.
Ecclectic, One-of-a-Kind, a Fantastic Stay
My wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway to celebrate her birthday. We had the BEST time. There are some delicious restaurants within walking distance. The space was clean. The design was creative and so much fun! It was definitely one of our most favorite places we've stayed.
We so appreciate you choosing the Squeeze Box to celebrate your wife's birthday and special weekend away. Thank you for staying with us and including the Squeeze Box in your "most favorite places that you have ever stayed".
Still the coolest funkiest place to stay in Clarksdale!
Huge fun at the centre of everything Juke Joint and blues music. This was my 6th Juke Joint Festival and my 6th week-long stay at The Squeeze Box. There's something new to experience every year as new artwork appears. There's never a dull moment welcoming friends from all over the world - all of whom are stunned and envious of this funky slice of Clarksdale. Thanks to Mark & John for having had the vision to create my favourite home away from home!
The blue couch in the picture is uncomfortable. The bed is very squeaky. Other than that, it was a great experience. You can walk to most of the activities in the area. Right across the street is the Rock and Blues Museum, which was closed (Very Disappointing), but there was music to be heard in different venues on different nights...very entertaining. I would recommend staying at the Squeezebox to anyone. John was very accommodating.
We appreciate your recommendation for future guests to stay with us at the Squeeze Box, and are delighted that you found our location in the center of the Clarksdale Historic District and on the Cultural Heritage Trail so convenient and easy. I will personally look into the "squeaky" bed and ask it to tone things down. Since the guest suite is limited to two adults only, the couch was designed for lounging, not sleeping. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to your return in the Fall.
"Honey i'm home"..... That's what i hear when i open the door .
We just love staying at the Squeeze Box!
Just park your car and walk to the many places of interest in Clarksdale. Close to everything, your in the heart of the city. The Squeeze Box is decorated in the blues music theme and gets you in the mood for more of the Delta heritage.
If you haven't visited Clarksdale during the "Clarksdale Film Fest", you need to put it on your list of things to do! Very enjoyable films that are just fun and some are thought provoking.
We have to do this again!
Dean and Connie,
So great to have you and Connie back at the Squeeze Box, and at a totally different time of year too. Thank you for staying with us.
Blues,live music,museums,art galleries,Civil War Sites,Literary history (Tennessee Williams),Mississippi River, Gambling casinos The Squeeze Box, located in the Historic Downtown District of Clarksdale, Mississippi is in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle #amtriangle #amtriangledelta #goldrecordroad . Follow the Gold Record Road to our doorstep..... "Where history made music... then music made history" Other Activities: Mississippi River kayak & canoe trips.Civil War sites. Grammy Museum Mississippi Grammy Museum Mississippi is a mere 30 minute drive from our front door. Short drive, tour the museum, grab some lunch at Delta Meat Market, and pop by Dockery Plantation for a quick walk around the grounds. Then return to Clarksdale for the evening(s) for live music 7 nights/week.Walk to Red's, New Roxy, Ground Zero Blues Club, Levon's, Club 2000, Hambone & Bluesberry, all within 3-7 minutes. The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is the second GRAMMY Museum outside of the original museum located at L.A. LIVE.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekday rates are $125.00/night During special events, festivals, weekends, and holidays additional minimum stay requirements and/or rates may be in effect. Please contact John at 732 740-6155 with any questions.