Friday, May 8, 2009
The Mississippi Blues Trail officially crossed state lines today at the Rock 'n' Soul Museum at the Fed Ex Forum on Beale Street in Memphis. Local Fox 13 station covered the event with this news story.
photo courtesy Merete Eide
Mississippi is the Birthplace of American Music - whether it is Charley Patton and Son House's interpretations of the Delta Blues, Elvis Presley and Rock 'n' Roll from Tupelo or Jimmie Rodgers the Father of Country Music from Meridian - America's musical tradition was born and refined in the culture and struggles of Mississippi.