The Blues Highway Make a pilgrimage to a mythical musical crossroads

  • July 6, 2012
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Highway 61 is the famed two-lane road that carried poor rural musicians and sharecroppers out of the dusty Mississippi cotton fields in the 1930s and ’40s. This ‘Blues Highway’ led them north towards Memphis and St. Louis, where audiences first clamoured for the raw, emotional singing and guitar playing that emerged from the Jim Crow […]