Bridging THe Blues

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The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg. -- David Cohn, Where I Was Born and Raised.

It makes sense that Bridging the Blues, the annual festival of Delta music, art, and more, marks it's north end in Memphis and, on the south end, in Vicksburg. In between there's Ground Zero in Clarksdale -- where maybe Robert Johnson traded his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to throw down some blues on his battered guitar.There's the King Biscuit Festival across the Mississippi in Helena, Arkansas. And there are dozens of venues in between.

It's all tied together for Bridging the Blues, a regional festival where you can see a 16 year old guitar prodigy make his guitar wail from the front porch of a roadhouse, or catch a national act on a big stage backed by the Mississippi River.

Learn all about it -- and make your plans to head to the Delta -- on the Bridging the Blues website.