Mississippi Blues Trail / by Will Jacks


Acknowledged widely as the place where the Blues began, the Mississippi Delta region boasts more Mississippi Blues Trail markers than any other region in the state. The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of Bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed – and continue to exist – influenced their music. Sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries, and clubs to churches. As a testament to the national and global influence of Blues music and culture, a dozen Mississippi Blues Trail markers are located outside the state of Mississippi, including international markers in Cahors, France, and Notodden, Norway.