Summary

The Blues Highwayis a classic road trip through the cradle of musical innovation in America. This definitive travel and music guide follows Highway 61 and the Mississippi River to explore the roots of jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country, gospel, soul, and rock & roll music. Trace the story from Congo Square in New Orleans to down-home Delta blues joints then on to Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, Davenport, and eventually to Chicago.

Written by award-winning author, Richard Knight, this fully updated second edition features:
*Comprehensive city guides with 55 maps--from New Orleans to Chicago
*What to see, where to stay, and where to eat--hotels and restaurants for a range of budgets
*The best music clubs and bars--shabby juke joints to smooth jazz clubs
*Music landmarks--visit Jerry Lee Lewis' ranch or Charley Patton's grave
*People, culture, and cuisine of the Blues Highway--Creole cooking to voodoo magic
*Who's who of Blues Highway music--from Louis Armstrong to Sonny Boy Williamson II
*Music festivals and events--Mardi Gras in New Orleans to the Chicago Blues Festival
*Exclusive interviews--with music legends "Honeyboy" Edwards, Little Milton, Wilson Pickett, Sam Phillips, Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner, and many more