Category: Mississippi

A guide to doing a Blues Trail Road Trip

Blues Trail road trip to the The Crossroads in Clarksdale, MS - photo by Mike Shubic of

If you're a Blues Music fan, then a Blues Trail road trip is simply a must. Highway 61, also known as the Blues Trail, rivals that of Route 66, if not for its historical importance, certainly for its musical significance. DESOTO COUNTY One of the first stops many Blues fans...

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Two artists bolster Biloxi cultural identity

George Ohr, the 19th Century Mad Potter, and Frank Gehry, the most recognizable architect of modern time combine to bolster Biloxi cultural identity. I spent a little more than a week road tripping around the South, from New Orleans to Vicksburg, to Fairhope, Alabama. I was driving back to New...

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The Mississippi Delta: Blues Trail road trip

Louisiana may be the birthplace of Jazz, but Mississippi Delta, is where the Blues were born! Music, comfort food and southern hospitality run deep in the Delta. This was my first trip to Mississippi and marked the 48th state I'd visited. My Blues Trail road trip started in Memphis, which...

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Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS

I was in Clarksdale, Mississippi recently for the Juke Joint Festival, an annual event celebrating the birthplace of the Blues. After attending the festivities, I had a whole new appreciation for Blues music. The Blues I learned comes in many different artistic and musical forms, some I didn't care for,...

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Tunica Riverpark & Museum

In Tunica, Mississippi there is a stunning architectural structure resting on the eastern banks of the Mighty Mississippi—keeper of all things having to do with the river, it's home to the Tunica RiverPark & Museum. The Tunica RiverPark is an interpretive center overlooking the River. The museum is filled with...

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