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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - The gift shop at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A bottle tree at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Lucious Spiller, a blues and rock musician from Little Rock, Arkansas, plays to the small crowd at Red's Lounge in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Lucious Spiller, a blues and rock musician from Little Rock, Arkansas, plays to the small crowd at Red's Lounge in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - The crowd watches Christone "Kingfish" Ingram play at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the front porch at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the front porch at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Deak Harp works on a harmonica in his shop in downtown Clarksdale. Mr. Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Deak Harp plays blues harmonica and guitar at Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium, a music store in downtown Clarksdale. Deak Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - An antique gas station sign at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A bottle tree in front of a renovated sharecropper shack at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A renovated sharecropper shack at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - The gift shop at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - An RV covered in blues bumper stickers is parked in front of Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium, a music store in downtown Clarksdale. Deak Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A painted mural on a building in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Renovated sharecropper shacks at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the second floor of Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A guest leaves her renovated sharecropper shack at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - The gift shop at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Chic Hopson, whose great grandfather was a slave at Hopson Plantation, walked the grounds at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale that is built upon the old Hopson Plantation. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - A window sign in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Deak Harp holds a harmonica that he rebuilt at Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium, a music store in downtown Clarksdale. Mr. Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the second floor of Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the second floor of Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Deak Harp plays blues harmonica and guitar at Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium, a music store in downtown Clarksdale. Deak Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Rules are posted at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Employees and guests ride bikes at The Shack Up Inn, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Clarksdale. On its website, the business describes its unique offering: 'Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound... pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin?. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Deak's Mississippi Saxophones and Blues Emporium, a music store in downtown Clarksdale. Deak Harp moved to Clarksdale in 2012 and opened the store where he retrofits harmonicas and sells various memorabilia and plays his own music. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/14/2015 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram on the second floor of Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Kingfish is a 16 year old blues guitar prodigy that is hailed by many as the future of Mississippi Blues. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Duncan, MS - 3/13/2015 - Bill Abel plays a guitar he made from a cigar box and a piece of driftwood from the Mississippi River. Mr. Abel is a native of the Delta and musician that has performed with legendary bluesman including "Cadillac" John Nolden and T Model Ford. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - Buster Moton, a City Commissioner for the town of Clarksdale. Mr. Moton has expressed skepticism when it comes to the Mississippi Blues Trail initiative. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - CDs for sale at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc. in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - A performer at Ground Zero Blues Club in downtown Clarksdale. Ground Zero is co-owned by Mayor Bill Luckett and actor Morgan Freeman. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - Portraits of famous blues musicians for sale at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc. in downtown Clarksdale. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Duncan, MS - 3/13/2015 - Bill Abel plays a guitar he made from a cigar box and a piece of driftwood from the Mississippi River. Mr. Abel is a native of the Delta and musician that has performed with legendary bluesman including "Cadillac" John Nolden and T Model Ford. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Duncan, MS - 3/13/2015 - Bill Abel plays a guitar he made from a cigar box and a piece of driftwood from the Mississippi River. Mr. Abel is a native of the Delta and musician that has performed with legendary bluesman including "Cadillac" John Nolden and T Model Ford. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Renova, MS - 3/13/2015 - "Cadillac" John Nolden at his apartment in the small town of Renova. Mr. Nolden is a legendary blues harmonica player. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Renova, MS - 3/13/2015 - "Cadillac" John Nolden at his apartment in the small town of Renova. Mr. Nolden is a legendary blues harmonica player. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Duncan, MS - 3/13/2015 - Bill Abel plays a guitar he made from a cigar box and a piece of driftwood from the Mississippi River. Mr. Abel is a native of the Delta and musician that has performed with legendary bluesman including "Cadillac" John Nolden and T Model Ford. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - Roger Stolle owns Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc., "your one stop shop for everything Mississippi Blues!". The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Clarksdale, MS - 3/13/2015 - Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, Inc. is owned by Roger Stolle, a blues promoter and filmmaker. Cat Head is "your one stop shop for everything Mississippi Blues!". The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Vance, MS - 3/12/2015 - The Mississippi Blues trail marker in the tiny unincorporated community of Vance reads: "John Lee Hooker (c. 1917-2001), one of the most famous and successful of all blues singers, had his musical roots here in the Delta, where he learned to play guitar in the style of his stepfather, Will Moore. Hooker spent many of his early years with his family in the cottonfields around Vance and Lambert before he moved to Detroit in the 1940s. He became an international celebrity after recording hits such as "Boogie Chillen," "I'm in the Mood," and "Boom Boom."" The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Dockery, MS - 3/12/2015 -The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at Dockery Plantation reads: "The precise origins of the blues are lost to time, but one of the primal centers for the music in Mississippi was Dockery Farms. For nearly three decades the plantation was intermittently the home of Charley Patton (c. 1891-1934), the most important early Delta blues musician. Patton himself learned from fellow Dockery resident Henry Sloan and influenced many other musicians who came here, including Howlin' Wolf, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Roebuck "Pops" Staples." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Dockery, MS - 3/12/2015 - A service station building at Dockery Plantation has been well preserved. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The precise origins of the blues are lost to time, but one of the primal centers for the music in Mississippi was Dockery Farms. For nearly three decades the plantation was intermittently the home of Charley Patton (c. 1891-1934), the most important early Delta blues musician. Patton himself learned from fellow Dockery resident Henry Sloan and influenced many other musicians who came here, including Howlin' Wolf, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Roebuck "Pops" Staples." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - Sylvester Hoover stands in a vacant lot in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood near a sign that claims that legendary bluesman Robert Johnson "played music and died on this corner." Mr. Hoover owns and operates a blues tour company and guides visitors to a number of historically significant sites in the area. He complained that more and more competition has emerged for tour services as traffic on the Mississippi Blues Trail has increased. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - A mural depicting Robert Johnson in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A small patch of cotton stands unharvested (and out of season) at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Willie Seaberry has operated Po' Monkey's Lounge, a juke joint in his home, since 1963. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A small patch of cotton stands unharvested (and out of season) at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A small patch of cotton stands unharvested (and out of season) at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Willie Seaberry has operated Po' Monkey's Lounge, a juke joint in his home, since 1963. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - Actual shacks sit by the side of the road outside Greenwood and roughly one mile from Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks to rent by the night. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - The scene inside Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - The scene inside Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - Sylvester Hoover stands with a cotton picking bag inside his "Back in the Day" museum in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood. In addition to the humble museum, Mr. Hoover owns and operates a blues tour company and guides visitors to a number of historically significant sites in the area. He complained that more and more competition has emerged for tour services as traffic on the Mississippi Blues Trail has increased. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - The scene inside Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - An abandoned building in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - Sylvester Hoover locks the door to his "Back in the Day" museum in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood. In addition to the humble museum, Mr. Hoover owns and operates a blues tour company and guides visitors to a number of historically significant sites in the area. He complained that more and more competition has emerged for tour services as traffic on the Mississippi Blues Trail has increased. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Dockery, MS - 3/12/2015 -The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at Dockery Plantation reads: "The precise origins of the blues are lost to time, but one of the primal centers for the music in Mississippi was Dockery Farms. For nearly three decades the plantation was intermittently the home of Charley Patton (c. 1891-1934), the most important early Delta blues musician. Patton himself learned from fellow Dockery resident Henry Sloan and influenced many other musicians who came here, including Howlin' Wolf, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Roebuck "Pops" Staples." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Parchman, MS - 3/12/2015 - A Mississippi Blues Trail marker across the highway from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as "Parchman Prison". The marker reads: "The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has inspired many songs, including "Parchman Farm Blues" by singer-guitarist Booker "Bukka" White, who was once an inmate here, and "Parchman Farm" by jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison. Folklorists from the Library of Congress and other institutions also came to Parchman beginning in the 1930s to document the pre-blues musical forms of field hollers and work songs, which survived here due to the prison's relative isolation from modern cultural influences." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/12/2015 - A sign on a vacant lot in the Baptist Town district of Greenwood claims that legendary bluesman Robert Johnson "played music and died on this corner." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Dockery, MS - 3/12/2015 - Several original buildings at Dockery Plantation have been preserved. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The precise origins of the blues are lost to time, but one of the primal centers for the music in Mississippi was Dockery Farms. For nearly three decades the plantation was intermittently the home of Charley Patton (c. 1891-1934), the most important early Delta blues musician. Patton himself learned from fellow Dockery resident Henry Sloan and influenced many other musicians who came here, including Howlin' Wolf, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Roebuck "Pops" Staples." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Willie Seaberry has operated Po' Monkey's Lounge, a juke joint in his home, since 1963. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - Tr? Davis (L) shoots pool at Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Merigold, MS - 3/12/2015 - The scene inside Po' Monkey's Lounge. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century. Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A Mississippi Blues Trail marker at the old Elks Lodge in Greenwood. The marker reads: "During the 1940s, '50s and '60s, the Elks Hart Lodge No. 640 at this site was one of the most important venues for rhythm and blues in the Delta. Particularly during the segregation era, fraternal organizations such as the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (the "black Elks") were central to African American political, cultural, and social life, and played an important role in the Civil Rights movement." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes stands on the front porch of his Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes sits near a wood-burning stove made from a section of oil pipeline at the Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - A photograph of Jimmy "Duck" Holmes' grandson, who he is teaching to play "Bentonia style" finger-picked blues guitar, hangs in the Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A non-functional outhouse at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - The Mississippi Blues Trail marker at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church reads: "A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson's compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Dust My Broom." Johnson's mysterious life and early death continue to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this graveyard." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes stands on the front porch of his Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes plays guitar at the Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Tchula, MS - 3/11/2015 - The Mississippi Blues Trail marker in the tiny town of Tchula reads: "Many blues performers who gained fame in the Delta, Jackson, and Chicago and on the southern soul circuit have lived in or near Tchula, including Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Jimmy Dawkins, Jesse Robinson, Lewis "Love Doctor" Clark, Little Smokey Smothers, Arelean Brown and Lester Davenport. Even long after most of its famous sons and daughters had departed, Tchula remained a center of juke joint revelry along Highway 49." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A rental shack at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A marker at the edge of the Baptist Town neighborhood of Greenwood lists noteworthy past residents including Robert Johnson, Honeyboy Edwards, and Morgan Freeman. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - A photograph of Jack Owens, a legendary blues musician from Bentonia who established a specific style of guitar playing now referred to as "Bentonia Style", hangs in the Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - The Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church outside Greenwood. Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson is said to be buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson's compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Dust My Broom." Johnson's mysterious life and early death continue to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this graveyard." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Bentonia, MS - 3/11/2015 - Jimmy "Duck" Holmes sits near a wood-burning stove made from a section of oil pipeline at the Blue Front Cafe. The Blue Front Cafe opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. Jimmy "Duck" holmes took over the cafe from his parents in 1970 and has continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that has gained international fame among blues enthusiasts. The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - One of three grave sites said to be the final resting place of famous blues musician Robert Johnson sits in the cemetery at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church outside Greenwood. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson's compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Dust My Broom." Johnson's mysterious life and early death continue to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this graveyard." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A photograph hanging on the wall of the front entrance of the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church outside Greenwood. Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson is said to be buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The Mississippi Blues Trail marker on the property reads: "A seminal figure in the history of the Delta blues, Robert Johnson (1911-1938) synthesized the music of Delta blues pioneers such as Son House with outside traditions. He in turn influenced artists such as Muddy Waters and Elmore James. Johnson's compositions, notable for their poetic qualities, include the standards "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Dust My Broom." Johnson's mysterious life and early death continue to fascinate modern fans. He is thought to be buried in this graveyard." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A rental shack at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100
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Greenwood, MS - 3/11/2015 - A rental shack at Tallahatchie Flats, a vacation rental business on the outskirts of Greenwood that offers guests a choice of renovated shacks. The website of the business describes its offerings with romantic detail: Whether you're traveling the " Blues Highway " in search of the spirits of the early blues legends or just seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world for a bit of serenity, our old-time farm houses have what you need. Located 3 miles north of Greenwood, Mississippi on the banks of the Tallahatchie River (of " Ode to Billie Joe " fame) on a Delta cotton plantation, these two to four-room dwellings are located in a beautiful landscape, overlooking bend in the river, and are preserved examples of the small rural homes that once dotted the Delta countryside where so many great blues artists were born and raised and wandered. A similar dwelling a few miles away near Avalon, Mississippi was the home of blues great Mississippi John Hurt and is now a museum. Could Robert Johnson have actually died in one of them? His grave in the cemetery at Little Zion Church is less than a mile away and current knowledge is that he succumbed in one of the small houses nearby. So, y'all hitch up the buggy and come on. We'll leave a porch light on for ya..." The Mississippi Delta is experiencing an influx of tourists as the the state promotes the area as the "Birthplace of America's Music." Many famous blues musicians were born in the area including early influencers such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and more. To lead the way the Mississippi Blues Commission has created a tour called the Blues Trail which takes visitors to some of the iconic locations in the area.
MINIMUM PRICE $100