By Steve Cheseborough
At a crossroads within the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is related to have bought his soul to the satan in order that he might turn into a guitar virtuoso and King of the Delta Blues.
Blues touring: The Holy websites of Delta Blues will inform you the place that mythical deal was once purported to were made and advisor you to all of the different hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature song.
Johnson, Mississippi John damage, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, Little Milton, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rush, Junior Kimbrough, R. L. Burnside-the record of significant artists with Mississippi connections is going on and on.
A journey via Mississippi blues websites is a pilgrimage each song lover should make at least one time in a life-time, to work out the juke joints and church buildings, to go to the birthplaces and graves of blues greats, to stroll down the dusty roads and over the levee, to consume a few fish fry and vegetables, to sit down at the financial institution of the Mississippi River, and to listen to a few down-home blues tune.
Blues Traveling is the 1st and in basic terms guidebook to Mississippi's musical areas and blues background. With pictures, maps, easy-to-follow instructions, and an informative, unique textual content, this ebook will lead you out and in of Clarksdale, Greenwood, Helena (Arkansas), Rolling Fork, Jackson, Natchez, Bentonia, Rosedale, Itta Bena, and dozens of alternative locales that generations of blues musicians have lived in, traveled via, and sung approximately. tales, legends, and lyrics are woven into the textual content in order that each one backroad and barroom comes alive.
Touring Mississippi with Blues Traveling is like having a educated and wonderful consultant at your part. Even individuals with no rapid plans to go to Mississippi will get pleasure from studying the ebook for its pictures, descriptions, and lore that might expand their knowing and increase their appreciation of the blues.
Steve Cheseborough is an autonomous pupil and blues musician. His paintings has been released in Living Blues, Blues Access, Mississippi, and the Southern Register.
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