Blues Travelogues

Pilgrimages to the ‘Land Where The Blues Began’ ….

In this section I invite you, the reader, to share memories of your blues trips to the ‘Land Where The Blues Began’ or indeed any trips with a blues theme.


“Tried and Tested USA Festival Road Trips – 1” by Paul and Cathy

“Tried and Tested USA Festival Road Trips – 2” by Paul and Cathy

“The Mississippi Delta: Birthplace of The Blues – This is where the Soul of Man Never Dies” – by Terry Messman

“Deep South EarlyBlues Tour “ – by Alan & Christine White

Railroadin’ Some Book Signing Tour : Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas” by Max Haymes (edited by Alan White)

Coming soon:

“Annual Road Trip to the Mississippi Delta” (in four episodes) – by Keith Murphy, with complementary photos by Alan White

“Down The Dirt Road : Travelling the Southern States”” (in five episodes) – by Courtland Bresner


For anyone planning a trip, then these are very good reference books:

Blues Travelling : The Holy Sites of Delta Blues

by Steve Cheseborough

Published by University Press of MIssissippi

ISBN: 1-57806-232-2

Lonely Planet Road Trip: Blues & BBQ

by Tom Downs

Published by Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1-74059-574-2