Delta Blues Tour: Present-Tense Sense

by Country Inns & Suites
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Here are some of the sensory experiences that you can discover in the Mississippi Delta:

Sight
According to legend, early blues great Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, for the ability to make music, at the crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. Today, a signpost with faux guitars marks the spot.

Sound
You can get an earful of the blues at any number of juke joints and festivals in the Mississippi Delta. Consider dropping in at Ground Zero Blues Club  in Clarksdale, owned by actor and Memphis native Morgan Freeman.

Taste
To indulge your appetite, stop by famed Lusco’s (722 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS; 601-453-5365) in Greenwood for Black Angus steak or pompano grilled in vinegar sauce.

Touch
If you like the feel of cards or poker chips in your hand, then head to Tunica, where you can play a few hands at one of the town’s casinos.

Smell
In the Mississippi Delta, spring means flowers. Do as the old expression says and stop and smell some of spring’s most beautiful, fragrant creations.

Road Rules

If you’re from outside the United States and plan to operate a motor vehicle in Mississippi, you will need a copy of your driver’s license from your native country as well as an international driver’s license. An insurance card belonging to the owner of the vehicle (or rental agency) must be in the car at all times.