In 2008 we set off through Louisiana and Mississippi to follow the Blues trail. We visited old Blues clubs, sought out signs, grave markers and monuments – but more importantly we got to soak up the area and see the places where these guys came from and played. Nothing much had changed. We found lots of markers, graves and monuments; what we didn’t find was any Blues being played!
We were told Mississippi was like a third world country and was dangerous. We talked to the people and they seemed friendly enough. It was an experience.
In Clarksdale we visited the Delta Blues Museum. Isn’t that weird? The Blues has a museum!
The museum was hosted by two very friendly and congenial young people. It was a fascinating place. Well worth a visit!