Table of Contents
   Introduction
   Planning your trip
      Route planningp. 11
      When to go
         Climatep. 14
         Festivals and eventsp. 15
      Costsp. 17
      Getting there
         From within North Americap. 18
         From Britain and Europep. 18
         From Asiap. 19
         From Australasiap. 19
      Getting around
         By carp. 20
         By RVp. 21
         By busp. 21
         By trainp. 22
         By paddlesteamerp. 22
      Information for non-US visitorsp. 23
   Louisiana
      New Orleans
         Historyp. 25
         Jazz historyp. 27
         Arrival and departurep. 30
         Orientationp. 32
         Getting aroundp. 33
         Servicesp. 41
         What to see
            Jazz landmarksp. 42
            Other highlightsp. 44
         Where to stay
            Budget optionsp. 47
            In the French quarterp. 48
         Where to eatp. 51
         Where to find live musicp. 54
      New Orleans to Baton Rougep. 57
      Baton Rouge
         Historyp. 57
         Arrival and departurep. 58
         Orientationp. 58
         Getting aroundp. 58
         Servicesp. 59
         What to seep. 62
         Where to stayp. 62
         Where to eatp. 63
         Where to find live musicp. 64
      Baton Rouge to Lafayettep. 66
      Lafayette
         History of Lafayette and Acadianap. 67
         Cajun and zydeco musicp. 69
         Arrival and departurep. 68
         Orientationp. 70
         Getting aroundp. 70
         Servicesp. 73
         What to seep. 73
         Where to stayp. 74
         Where to eatp. 75
         Where to find live musicp. 76
   Mississippi
      Lafayette and Baton Rouge to Natchez (Mississippi)p. 79
      Delta Bluesp. 80
      Natchez
         Historyp. 81
         Arrival and departurep. 82
         Orientationp. 82
         Getting aroundp. 82
         Servicesp. 82
         What to seep. 84
         Where to stayp. 85
         Where to eatp. 86
         Where to find live musicp. 87
      Natchez to Port Gibson to Vicksburgp. 87
      Vicksburg
         Historyp. 88
         Music historyp. 88
         Arrival and departurep. 89
         Getting aroundp. 89
         Servicesp. 89
         What to see
            Music landmarksp. 90
            Other highlightsp. 92
         Where to stayp. 92
         Where to eatp. 94
         Where to find live musicp. 94
      Vicksburg to Jacksonp. 95
      Jackson
         Historyp. 95
         Blues historyp. 96
         Arrival and departurep. 96
         Orientationp. 97
         Getting aroundp. 97
         Servicesp. 97
         What to see
            Blues landmarksp. 100
            Other highlightsp. 102
         Where to stayp. 103
         Where to eatp. 104
         Where to find live musicp. 105
      Deep Delta
         Greenwood to Avalonp. 107
         Robert Johnson's gravesp. 107
         'Where the Southern cross the dog'p. 109
         Indianola and BB Kingp. 109
         Holly Ridge and Charley Pattonp. 111
         Lelandp. 112
      Greenville
         Historyp. 113
         Arrival and departurep. 113
         Orientationp. 114
         Getting aroundp. 114
         Servicesp. 114
         What to seep. 116
         Where to stayp. 117
         Where to eatp. 117
         Where to find live musicp. 118
      Greenville to Clevelandp. 119
      Cleveland
         Historyp. 119
         Blues historyp. 119
         Arrival, departure and getting aroundp. 120
         Orientationp. 120
         Servicesp. 120
         What to seep. 122
         Where to stayp. 124
         Where to eatp. 125
         Where to find live musicp. 125
      Cleveland to Clarksdalep. 126
      Clarksdale
         Historyp. 127
         Blues historyp. 127
         Arrival, departure and getting aroundp. 127
         Orientationp. 127
         Servicesp. 128
         What to seep. 128
         Where to stayp. 133
         Where to eatp. 133
         Where to find live musicp. 134
      Clarksdale to Helena [Arkansas]p. 135
      Helena [Arkansas] to Tunica to Memphis [Tennessee]p. 135
   Tennessee
      Memphis
         Historyp. 137
         Blues, rock & roll and soul historyp. 138
         Arrival and departurep. 140
         Orientationp. 140
         Getting aroundp. 141
         Servicesp. 142
         What to see
            Music landmarksp. 145
            Other highlightsp. 152
         Where to stayp. 153
         Where to eatp. 154
         Where to find live musicp. 156
      Memphis to Nashvillep. 160
      Nashville
         Historyp. 161
         Music historyp. 162
         Arrival and departurep. 162
         Orientationp. 163
         Getting aroundp. 163
         Servicesp. 164
         What to see
            Music landmarksp. 166
            Other highlightsp. 169
         Where to stayp. 170
         Where to eatp. 172
         Where to find live musicp. 173
      Nashville to Memphis to Arkansasp. 176
   Arkansas
      Nelena
         Historyp. 177
         Blues historyp. 178
         Arrival, departure and getting aroundp. 178
         Orientationp. 178
         Servicesp. 178
         What to seep. 180
         Where to stayp. 181
         Where to eatp. 181
         Where to find live musicp. 182
      Memphis to Blythevillep. 182
      Blythevillep. 183
      Blytheville to New Madrid [Missouri]p. 184
   Missouri
      New Madridp. 185
      Cape Girardeau
         Orientationp. 186
         Servicesp. 186
         What to seep. 188
         Where to stayp. 188
         Where to eatp. 189
         Where to find live musicp. 189
      Cape Girardeau to Ste Genevievep. 189
      Ste Genevievep. 189
      Ste Genevieve to St Louisp. 191
      St Louis
         Historyp. 191
         Music historyp. 192
         Arrival and departurep. 196
         Orientationp. 198
         Getting aroundp. 198
         Servicesp. 200
         What to see
            Music land marksp. 202
            Other highlightsp. 203
         Where to stayp. 204
         Where to eatp. 207
         Where to find live musicp. 209
      St Louis to Hannibalp. 212
      Hannibal
         Orientationp. 212
         Servicesp. 214
         What to seep. 214
         Where to stayp. 214
         Where to eatp. 215
      Hannibal to Keokuk and Fort Madison [Iowa]p. 216
   Iowa
      Keokukp. 217
      Fort Madisonp. 218
      Keokuk and Fort Madison to Burlingtonp. 220
      Burlingtonp. 220
      Burlington to Muscatinep. 222
      Muscatinep. 222
      Muscatine to Davenportp. 224
      Davenport and the Quad cities
         Historyp. 224
         Jazz historyp. 225
         Arrival and departurep. 226
         Orientationp. 226
         Getting aroundp. 230
         Servicesp. 232
         What to see
            Jazz landmarksp. 232
            Other highlightsp. 233
         Where to stayp. 236
         Where to eatp. 238
         Where to find live musicp. 239
   Illinois
      Davenport [Quad cities] to Chicago [Illinois]p. 241
      Chicago
         Historyp. 242
         Jazz, blues and gospel historyp. 244
         Arrival and departurep. 256
         Orientationp. 257
         Getting aroundp. 258
         Servicesp. 259
         What to see
            Highlightsp. 260
            Music landmarksp. 263
         Where to stayp. 267
         Where to eatp. 269
         Where to find live musicp. 271
   Who's who of Blues Highway musiciansp. 278