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.
On Dec. 4, 1956, at Sun Records in Memphis, a twist of fate brought four, future rock and roll legends into the same studio. They played together that night for the only time ever. It was an impromptu event that has become known as the greatest rock jam session of all time. This tour is a musical pilgrimage, a journey, where you chase the legends, and hear the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.
The first Wed of every December is the U S Tours Blue Christmas Party at Graceland. Enjoy a special evening Mansion Tour. Come see “The Lights at Graceland,” enjoy the Presley home at Night, much as it would have looked on Christmas Eve when the family lived here. This U S Tours “Spectacular Event” was a sellout in 2016. Book Early.
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.
Alabama’s Black Belt is named for the color of the soil, but it’s said, “The Culture is as Rich as the Land.”
It was indeed a hotbed of Civil Rights activity and the 1965 The Selma March was a huge event in American History. But, The Black Belt also holds the art and culture of the Old South, preserved for you to see. Come feel it, taste it and hear the story of Selma.
From the Birthplace of Country Music and the first recordings in 1927 to the modern era of I-Pods and Satellite Broadcasts, you’ll explore the recording of music. From the simple Joys of singing on the porch to the electrifying sounds that rocked the world. This tour is about the music of America and the Recording Studios that produced it.
This sightseeing tour is about listening & learning. It’s about Music & Recording. It’s about the 50’s in Memphis (already Home of the Blues), and Sun Studios giving birth to Rock n’ Roll. It’s about the 1960’s and music studios in Muscle Shoals, AL turning Albums into Gold. Come visit these Studios, cut a group record and learn about producing music.
The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and the Kentucky countryside These are the places where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. You’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and Soul. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
Visit the “Birthplace of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of the King.” Travel America’s Blues Highway and hear the Music of the Delta, then follow the story of Elvis from Tupelo to Memphis.
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.