Explorer's Guides: Memphis and the Delta Blues Trail: A Complete Guide

Explorer's Guides: Memphis and the Delta Blues Trail: A Complete Guide

by Justin Gage, Melissa Gage
     
 

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This innovative guide will lead you through the birthplace of the blues, covering the world-famous attractions, historic sites, funky shops, and gold record legacies of Memphis and the surrounding Mississippi Delta.
With a strong focus on modern-day arts and music enclaves, as well as the storied sites where the blues got their start; hundreds of top-notch

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This innovative guide will lead you through the birthplace of the blues, covering the world-famous attractions, historic sites, funky shops, and gold record legacies of Memphis and the surrounding Mississippi Delta.
With a strong focus on modern-day arts and music enclaves, as well as the storied sites where the blues got their start; hundreds of top-notch dining, lodging, and recreational recommendations; over one hundred illuminating photos and maps; and travel logistics, this is the most comprehensive guide to the region to-date.

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"We Have the Blues and Ways to Cure It" boasts the neon sign on this book's cover. Authors Melissa and Justin Gage enumerate the ways in this well-stocked, 320-page complete guide to the Memphis and Mississippi Delta birthplaces of the blues. The Gages assay the music's history, but their focus is clearly on the region's vibrant cultural and entertainment venues. Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail includes recommendations and details for hundreds of dining, lodging, shopping, and recreational destinations. Up-to-date and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581571011
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Series:
Great Destinations
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
301
Sales rank:
456,967
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meet the Author

Justin Gage is a music writer and the founder of Autumn Tone Records and An Aquarium Drunkard, which was named one of the year’s best blogs by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2008. In addition to running his record label and website, Justin also regularly promotes concerts, and programs and DJs weekly radio shows on Sirius satellite radio and Little Radio in Los Angeles. Justin currently lives in Los Angeles.

Melissa Gage attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. As Citysearch’s Travel Editor, Melissa wrote about destinations from Sun Valley to San Juan, Puerto Rico. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a freelance travel writer and screenwriter.

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