THE HEART OF THE BLUES

Road Trip: The Lower Mississippi Delta

By , Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

Source Article: Road Trip: The Lower Mississippi Delta

Clarksdale's crossroads, where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to become a guitar god, many blues fans believe. (photo: Chris Granger)

Near this structure in Natchez, Miss., is the country's second-largest ceremonial Indian mound. (photo: Chris Granger)

Legendary singer Al Green has been a pastor at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis since the 1970s. (photo: Chris Granger)

Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, La., which claims to be the world's crawfish capital. (photo: Chris Granger)

The gorgeous 1840 Cedar Grove Mansion Inn is proud of the apple-size Union cannonball still embedded in a parlor wall. (photo: Chris Granger)

In between sets at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss., which is co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman. (photo: Chris Granger)

Cat Head, a store devoted to blues music and folk art, in Clarksdale. (photo: Chris Granger)

The cemetery at Vicksburg National Military Park. (photo: Chris Granger)