Jul 9, 2019
Many now-legendary musical artists were born and raised in and around Clarksdale: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston, Sam Cooke, Junior Parker, and W. C. Handy, among them. Clarksdale was a major market for the Delta’s constantly traveling musicians, and the likes of Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Charley Patton are also associated with the city. Today, that historic blues culture is preserved for visitors while contemporary musicians carry on the great Delta blues tradition.
Field Guide: American South (see “Roadtrips")- https://amzn.to/2KZfTH4
The Southerner's Handbook (see “5 Essential Venues”)- https://amzn.to/2LCRLJJ