Girls Blues Road Trip to the Mississippi Delta

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Mississippi Blues Tour

I want to take you on a girls road trip to the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues, in this video. If you love music and haven’t visited Mississippi yet, push it to the top of your list.

We’ll travel along the state’s back roads, stop in Meridan to listen to the yodelings of Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music, rock out in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, then drive along the famous Blues Highway 61, finding the spot where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, hang out at Ground Zero, Morgan Freeman’s Juke Joint in Clarksdale, and say hello to BB King’s famous ‘Lucille’ guitar in Indianola. This trip will definitely get your groove on.

A few recommendations – While in Tupelo, head over the hardware store, this is the very spot where it all started, on the day Elvis walked in the door and bought his first guitar, the rest is rock and roll history. Howard, the store’s manager will bend your ear a while as he tells tales of Elvis, his fans, and the store.

If you visit Ground Zero for a fun night of music and dancing, book an apartment located right above the club, we did and it was a total blast. The rooms are large (perfect for a group of girlfriends), with a funky mid century modern decor, and I loved their classification system: Good Middling, Strict Good Ordinary, Good Ordinary. Too cute!

Also, while you’re traveling through Mississippi, you must try some Lazy Magnolia Beer, It’s good, so very good!

Oh, and enjoy the music in the video… played by Kevin Waide, live at Ronnie’s BBQ in Tupelo MS.

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What all the girls are saying:

  1. Ayngelina says:

    I want to spend the next 12 months focusing on the Americas and Mississippi is definitely on the list, the culture and food seems incredible.

    • Synelle says:

      Im a native Mississippi Delta girl! We would love to have you in our area! You may want to check out if “yall” want an authentic tour. Have fun and enjoy wherever you ladies land. Destin, Florida is next on our getaway list!