Blues Trail Journey

Journey through the Blues Trail in the interactive map below. Click the points to expand them.

Journey through the Blues Trail and see the stopping points along the way.

Blues Trail Interactive Map
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Starting Point

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS


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First Stop

Greenup, Kentucky

Bill Williams

A ragtime-style guitar player, who loved his family and his chickens.

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Second Stop

Brownsville, Tennessee

Sleepy John Estes

A railroad gang leader who sang to keep the maintenance crews going.

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Third Stop

Memphis, Tennessee

Furry Lewis

He earned his fame on Memphis’s Beale Street playing at WC Handy’s club.

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Sixth Stop

Rosedale, Mississippi

Robert Pete Williams

Compared to the roots of West African songs with his stream of consciousness lyrics and a droning single chord.

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Fifth Stop

Lake Mary, Mississippi

Scott Dunbar

A fishing guide, he played at parties thrown by his clients, but never learned to read or write.

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Fourth Stop

Robinsonville (now Tunica), Mississippi

Woodrow Adams

Started recording in his 30s with Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williams.