Rolling Down the Blues Highway

Enjoy Mississippi's musical history by visiting spots like the Delta Blues Museum and Po' Monkey's juke joint.

(Continued from Page 1)

And finally, Vicksburg, Miss., is where you'll find Dixon's birthplace. He was one of blues' most influential songwriters and, along with Muddy, a key contributor to the Chicago blues. Like Muddy, Dixon was also a major influence on rock and roll. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Doors covered his songs.

Genetta M. Adams is a senior editor at The Root.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Genetta M. Adams is a senior editor at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.