Mardi Allen, Ph.D., is the co-author of several books, including Sons Without Fathers: What Every Mother Needs to Know and How To Screen Adoptive and Foster Parents. As a psychologist who grew up in the heart of the Mojo Triangle, she has been able to integrate her behavioral expertise with her love of music and travel in such a way as to understand the ingredients for a meaningful experience on the crossroads of America's music.
Mojo Triangle Travel Guideby Mardi Allen
Mojo Triangle Travel Guide focuses on the origins of America's original music. The Mojo Triangle, a geographical and cultural area located within a triangular connection between New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis, is the birthplace of country, blues, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. The Mojo Triangle has presented the world with an astonishing array of music.
The triangular concept of defining American music was originated by author James L. Dickerson in the early 2000s after decades of writing about the music created in the South. In 2005 he published a book, Mojo Triangle, that was named the best non-fiction work in the South by the Independent Publishers Association and presented with an IPPY Award. The book was updated and reprinted in 2014.
Mojo Triangle Travel Guide takes the historical information presented in Dickerson's work and presents a road map for tourists to explore the historic triangle for the purpose of understanding America's impressive contributions to music. The book is divided into seven chapters:
Chapter 1 New Orleans
Chapter 2 Natchez
Chapter 3 Natchez Trace
Chapter 4 Mississippi Delta
Chapter 5 Memphis
Chapter 6 Muscle Shoals
Chapter 7 Nashville
Each chapter begins with a brief explanation for the destination area's contribution to music and brief bios of the recording artists from each area, followed by practical information about where travelers should go to find music venues, restaurants, and places to spend the night.
From the bright lights of the major cities in the Triangle to the country crossroads of Mississippi, this book provides you with the information you will need to plan a memorable vacation or a week-end adventure you will never forget.
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TRAVEL TO THE TRIANGLE If you don't like to travel but your significant other does, you probably should hide Mardi Allen's “Mojo Triangle Travel Guide”. If they find it and dig into it, you'll be on the road sooner rather than later. Allen, a Mississippi-based psychologist, has co-written several non-fiction books but here she goes in a completely different direction blending her love for music and travel into an interesting, entertaining and comprehensive travel tool. She takes you on a fascinating trip inside the Mojo Triangle, the geometric area that stretches from New Orleans to Nashville, over to Memphis and back down to New Orleans. Inside that Triangle are the roots of American jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and country music and she not only offers you a comprehensive look at the origins of that music and its practitioners both past and present, she also digs deeply into other aspects of the region's culture. She introduces you to the Triangle's people and places, telling you the best places to listen to music, the most interesting places to stop, to stay and to visit as well as where to find the best food and the best places to eat. The book even tells you the best routes and roads to get to those places. Mojo Triangle Travel Guide is an exhaustive and entertaining travelogue for this area that draws millions of tourists from near and far each year. It's a must-have 400-page road map and guidebook into America's heart and soul and if Allen's suggestions and information are heeded, The Mojo Triangle Travel Guide can show even the most reluctant traveler how to have a darned good time.