We can officially say that we've been to "The Crossroads" - the place where legendary blues singer Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil and went on to fame. They say it happened one night where the casino roads now cross in Tunica County, Mississippi. This is one of many stories of the folks who lived and learned and sang about it the Mississippi Delta. It's been a lot of fun delving into a few of them for the past week. I said I would share, so here goes.
Soon after our lunch, we were reading another Blues Trail marker ten miles south in downtown Tunica. This one is the story of the "first local millionaire," Hardface Clanton. He was quite industrious. His marker gives the basic story.
But our blues travels aren't over yet. I'll complete this episode in a couple of days. Stay tuned.