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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Juke joints featured in the New York Times

The travel section of today's New York Times has a longish article about the contemporary state of juke joints in the Deep South, addressing not only those remaining in the Delta (notably, Red's and Po' Monkeys), but also Teddy's Juke Joint in Zachary, Louisiana (just north of Baton Rouge), and Gip's Place in Bessemer, Alabama, which was just officially shut down for zoning/noise violations after operating for decades. Apparently Gip decided to keep going, though....

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