The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. These are the towns where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. On this three city tour you’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Soul, Dixieland Jazz, and Cajun. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
To paraphrase the legendary Muddy Waters, “The Blues got married to The Jazz, and they had themselves a baby they named Rock and Roll.” This trip is a little climb down the family tree as we enjoy the heritage and a little music history from the Mississippi Delta to Graceland.
You would be challenged to find any other American City that has grown from the adversity that Biloxi has seen. They now Hunt Hurricanes from here, they create art from disasters, and it was here that The Confederacy came to retire. Come, explore their spirit and witness their moxie, sail into the Gulf and listen to the music. We offer a Zydeco Shrimp Boil on the Pier, and dinner on the Confederate Presidential Mansion’s Porch w/Southern Parlor Music.
Come and listen to the music that defines a nation. You learn the basics with Dixieland Jazz in New Orleans then hear the influence of Creole and Cajun Music in the Louisiana Bayous before embarking on the Mississippi Blue Trail. Armed with that rudimentary knowledge of Jazz you learn of slave music on the plantations, and hear how it co-mingled with Jazz, then moved north into the Cities of America after our slaves were freed. While Jazz and Blues were two distinct music forms – they also combined to create Rock n’ Roll. Join us on this great adventure and get your Mojo on.
The roots of American music are firmly planted in the South. There’s no better way to understand southern music or life than to visit the lyrical landscape of the Delta. Here Antebellum Homes and Plantations are surrounded by soulful blues, brassy jazz, Cajun accordions, calliopes and gospel choirs. Come listen to music.
This historical combo-tour of Natchez and New Orleans is filled with music, antebellum sightseeing and history. You’ll have a walking tour of the French Quarter, visit the Frogmore Plantation and the Historic Homes in Natchez. You’ll hear music on a Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise. Then at a Cajun Dance Hall, a Slave Wedding and the Delta Blues Museum. This is Best scheduled in the Spring and Fall.