The blues: … Here’s hoping Morgan Freeman gets ’em, or doesn’t. Or something like that.
“We’re going to open sometime this summer, maybe in June, maybe in May, maybe not until in July,” he says. “I have a partner down there, and we’ve just built a restaurant that is really exciting and good. And because Clarksdale is what it is — we call it ‘ground zero for the blues,’ this is where the blues supposedly originated — we have people coming there from all over the world [saying], ‘Where can we hear the blues?’ There already are a couple of places there, but they’re not set — you may or may not get music on a particular night. So we’re going to open a juke joint, and it’s called Ground Zero.”