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The Blues Highway

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Running between New Orleans and Wyoming along the Mississippi Delta, the Blues Highway is a music lover’s paradise. Ease into the relaxed atmosphere; sit back and listen to the sound of the saxophonist on the corner or tap your toe on the terrace of that blues bar offering happy hour.

Visit the birthplace of blues music before being carried to the great cities of New York and Chicago. The Blues Highway, rolls through the countryside where it began.

When planning a self drive road trip along the Blues Highway your tour should certainly include the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis. Experience a short 10 minute drive and enjoy the rest of the day in Sun Studio. Here you will discover the history of the recording studio that was opened in 1950 by the American musician, Sam Philips.

Continue on to the intersection of highways 61 and 49 where guitarist Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil to achieve success. Then travel with your hire car through to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the Poor Monkey Lounge juke joint (Po’ Monkey’s), and Dockery farms in Cleveland.

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