Po' Monkey Lounge Watercolor Painting Art Print Poster Blues Club Jukejoint
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This Art Print was created from the original watercolor painting.
This painting features a legendary juke joint located in Bolivar County Mississippi called The Poor Monkey Lounge, but was most commonly known as The Po'Monkey.
Po'Monkey's was founded in the early 1960's by Willie "Po'Monkey" Seaberry. The structure itself was originally used as quarters for sharecroppers and was constructed using noting more than plywood and tin held together by nails, staples, and wires and anything else Willie could find. The interior of the club was legendary for it's eclectic design. The walls were lined with Christmas lights and the decor featured disco balls, wrapping paper, street signs and of course, dozens of stuffed animal monkees.
The Po Monkey was a juke-joint in every sense of the word and it played a huge role in the Delta Blues scene right up to the end. The Po Monkey closed for good upon the death of Willie Seaberry in 2016. In 2009, the Mississippi Blues Commission placed a historic marker at the Po Monkey's Lounge in 2009 designating it as a site on the Mississippi Blues Trail for its contribution to the development of the blues (and being one of the few authentic juke joints then operating.
• Digitally Printed. • Available sizes: 8x12 inch, 11x17 inch, 12x16 inch and 16x20 inch, • Printed with a Matte Finish on Heavy Duty Archival Paper • 220 GSM Heavy Weight Paper • Frame is not included.