Learn all about the Blues with a guided tour in Chicago, including a harmonica lesson, visit to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale and Dockery Farms, and pay homage to one of the masters at the BB King Museum in Greenwoodt. From westward expansion at the St Louis Arch, to the Civil War in Vicksburg, and the Civil Rights movement around Greenwood and Memphis, this trip covers 150 years of history of the USA in just two weeks. Your 2-night Feature Stay in Memphis is at the opulent Peabody Hotel featuring the famous Duck March parade. Listen to jazz, blues, country and rock music in authentic locations alongside locals. Our leaders will take you away from the Irish pubs on Bourbon Street and to the intimate venues that the locals go to
Retrace the history of the blues, from its birthplace in the Mississippi Delta to the windswept streets of Chicago, on a journey to the roots of a music that is the foundation of rock & roll, rhythm & blues, soul, even hip-hop … just about any 20th-century music made in the USA. This trip will carry you from the Chicago of Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy to the National Blues Museum in St Louis to the ‘Muscle Shoals sound’ to the Stax Museum in Memphis down Highway 61 to the Mississippi Delta and BB King Museum and finally, the Big Easy itself, New Orleans.