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Deep South Early Blues Tour 2008

In May/June 2008 Christine (wifey) and I went on a four week 'Deep South Early Blues' Tour of the USA (my second Delta Blues Pilgrimage), taking in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.  We flew in to Memphis, TN and after a couple of days drove down Highway 61 to spend six days in and around Clarksdale, MS. We then carried on down Highway 61 to spend six days in the Vicksburg, MS area before continuing on to Lafayette, LA and New Orleans. After six days in Louisiana we headed north visiting Jackson, MS, Tupelo, MS, on to Jackson, TN and finally Nashville, before flying back to the UK via Memphis.

We thought it would be interesting to share our experiences by producing a travelogue of our journey, in text and photos. We originally produced some 38 pages of text (typed up on a laptop as we journeyed across the four states), also taking over 4,000 photos along the way, so we have had to condense it all, and split it into sections by our base in each state.  

OK, so here it is - we hope you enjoy it:

Preamble

Memphis, TN
Beale Street - Sun Studio - Graceland - Highway 61 - Tunica

Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, MS - Part 1
Clarksdale - Shack Up Inn, Hopson Plantation - Lula - Helena, Arkansas - Highway 1 - Friar's Point

COMING SOON:

Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, MS - Part 2
Clarksdale - Stovell - Moon Lake - Caohoma - Rosedale - Cleveland - Dockery - Ruleville - Parchman - Tutwiler - Greenville - Leland - Holly Ridge - Indianola - Moorhead - Itta Bena - Greenwood - Avalon - Rolling Fork

Linden Plantation, Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg - Port Gibson - Edwards - Raymond - Red Lick - Natchez

St Martinsville, Lafayette, LA
Baton Rouge - Lafayette - Breax Bridge - Loreauville - New Iberia - Abbeyville - Houma

Kenner, New Orleans, LA
French Quarter Downtown New Orleans - The Katrina-wrecked environs

Jackson, MS
Farrish Street, Jackson - McComb - Hazlehurst - Crystal Springs

Tupelo, MS
Tupelo - West Point - Oxford - Holly Springs - Hudsonville - Como - Hernando - Nesbit

Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TN
Jackson - Nashville - Millington - Nutbush - Brownsville

Memphis, TN
Stax/Soulsville

Bibliography and other useful information
 

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