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.
A ragtime-style guitar player, who loved his family and his chickens.
Sleepy John Estes
A railroad gang leader who sang to keep the maintenance crews going.
He earned his fame on Memphis’s Beale Street playing at WC Handy’s club.
Robert Pete Williams
Compared to the roots of West African songs with his stream of consciousness lyrics and a droning single chord.
Lake Mary, Mississippi
A fishing guide, he played at parties thrown by his clients, but never learned to read or write.
Robinsonville (now Tunica), Mississippi
Started recording in his 30s with Howlin’ Wolf and Sonny Boy Williams.