U. S. Highway 61, known as the “Blues Highway,” rivals Route 66 as the most famous road in American music lore. Dozens of blues artists have recorded songs about Highway 61, including Mississippians Sunnyland Slim, James “Son” Thomas, “Honeyboy” Edwards, Big Joe Williams, Joe McCoy, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Shaw, Johnny Young, Eddie Burns, and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Come hear the music, feel the beat.
The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. These are the towns where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. On this three city tour you’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Soul, Dixieland Jazz, and Cajun. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
To paraphrase the legendary Muddy Waters, “The Blues got married to The Jazz, and they had themselves a baby they named Rock and Roll.” This trip is a little climb down the family tree as we enjoy the heritage and a little music history from the Mississippi Delta to Graceland.
The roots of American music are firmly planted in the South. There’s no better way to understand southern music or life than to visit the lyrical landscape of the Delta. Here Antebellum Homes and Plantations are surrounded by soulful blues, brassy jazz, Cajun accordions, calliopes and gospel choirs. Come listen to music.
Come and listen to the music that defines a nation. It began with Jazz in New Orleans. Then the Blues took it up along the plantations of the Mississippi. Come learn how these two distinct musical style co-mingled, moved north to the Cities after the Civil War and later combined to create Rock n’ Roll. Join us on this great adventure and get your MoJo on.
Let us guide your group to NW Minnesota and the birthplace of the mighty Mississippi River. Stand next to a large pine log carved with yellow letters that marks the beginning of the great river’s 2,552-mile route across America, from Minnesota’s north woods to the Gulf of Mexico. This itinerary will take you from the Headwaters, past the confluence with the Missouri and into St Louis and the Gateway Arch.
This is a deluxe visit to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. You have the finest accommodations in town, enjoy superb and unique meals, each complete with a real Southern Experience. Learn how to catch shrimp and what a shrimp boil is. Learn about Cajun spices at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and enjoy Beavoir’s Colonial Era Dinner. Biloxi Tours don’t get any better than this.
This getaway combines the incredible Viking Cooking School & Alluvian Hotel with the Mississippi Blues Trail. You journey into the land that spawned America’s single most important, root source of modern popular music. Whether you’re a die-hard blues fan or just a casual traveler in search of an interesting trip, you’ll find facts you didn’t know, visit places you’ve never seen and fall in love with the Delta, Birthplace of the Blues.
Natchez Spring Tours are, in a word, extraordinary! And, Autumn Tours are Magical. For over 80 years, the small historic town of Natchez has opened their doors to some of America’s most exquisite historic homes and gardens. Come experience landscapes unlike any other place you’ve seen, visit one of the most important collections of 19th century architecture in the country. This city is home to more Antebellum homes than any other city of its size in the country.
Our Southern Road Trip visits the HGTV communities they made famous with shows that help you transform your home with pictures and inspiration for interior design, home décor, landscaping, remodeling and entertaining. You will see the places shown on tv and have a chance to shop for home décor that you have also seen.