(193B) Heart of the Delta Blues, part two

Lunch at the Blue Biscuit in Indianola was fabulous--unbelievably good barbecue and complimentary beignets. Harlan Malone, the owner, made us feel welcome and toured us around his place he worked two years to create.
Lunch at the Blue Biscuit in Indianola was fabulous–unbelievably good barbecue and complimentary beignets. Harlan Malone, the owner, made us feel welcome and toured us around his place he worked two years to create.

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Here is where they think it all began. We were alone on this historic plantation, which features the music of Charley Patton hauntingly being played through speakers in the old buildings. The breeze was beautiful here. I could have stayed for hours. Peaceful.
Here is where they think it all began. We were alone on this historic plantation, which features the music of Charley Patton hauntingly being played through speakers in the old buildings. The breeze was beautiful here. I could have stayed for hours. Peaceful.

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In a pretty little park in the tiny little town of Drew, we found this marker.
In a pretty little park in the tiny little town of Drew, we found this marker.
Way off the beaten path is Tutwiler, with a legend of its own. This was our last stop on the Blues Trail. What a day!
Way off the beaten path is Tutwiler, with a legend of its own. This was our last stop on the Blues Trail. What a day!
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This mural captures the moment W.C. Handy encountered the blues singer at the railway station. The station itself is long gone.

Sunday we will take a step away from music for some history and literary adventures. Stay tuned!

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