Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail to start your Ultimate Blues Trip through the Mississippi Delta.
For more than a century, the Mississippi Delta has been the emotional heart of it all. More famous blues musicians have come from this area than any other region (or state for that matter) combined. Today, you can still feel the authentic vibe of Mississippi Delta blues history.
From birthplace homes to the gravestones of legends, a road trip through the Delta will open your eyes to the people, places and energy that inspired the sounds of rock n' roll, soul, jazz, country music and some of the most famous blues musicians known to man.
A marker in Clarkdale recalls Ike and Tina Turner, another in Dockery asks if this is the place where the blues was born. There are TK markers in the Delta, every one worth a stop, every one retelling the story of how the blues started right here in the Delta and change the course of American music.
Download the Blues Trail app -- it's free but you might want to check your data plan, because there's a lot of good stuff in there -- and make your trip down the trail even more memorable. The Blues Trail app points you to markers, helps you create a custom itinerary with turn-by-turn directions, and lets you download blues classics via iTunes as you stand knee-deep in the cotton fields where the songs were born. The app connects you with films and recordings that bring the blues to colorful life. Once again, the guitars moan and the voices croon, staging a private concert for you as you travel the trail.