In between book signings at CatHead Gallery and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksale, TurnRow Books in Greenville (where Steve LaVere stopped in to say hello, which was wonderful! Steve, who manages the Robert Johnson Estate, had generously vetted my book for accuracy, but we had never met.), and the Highway 61 Blues Festival, Matt took me to incredible historic spots along the Mississippi Blues Trail, like Dockery Farms where Son House and Charlie Patton worked, and Robert Johnson's grave in Little Zion. It was Steve LaVere who finally nailed down the correct location of Johnson's resting place after years of research. What a sacred, eerie, lost-in-time spot it is. [caption id="attachment_3304" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Cedric Burnside Project"][/caption] At night we hit concerts, catching the legendary Bobby Rush and his bodacious dancers at Club Ebony in Indianola, blues belter and piano-pounding mama Eden Brent, and my personal favorites The Cedric Burnside Project in Leland. To my surprise, I felt more at home than I had since leaving the Midwest. New York City has a lot of wonderful things, but it's a little light on the blues. Being surrounded by people who loved the blues as much as I do, and were so committed to keeping it alive, was deeply heartwarming. More than once my eyes welled up with tears of joy at hearing this music I so love. Well, I'm gonna write more about my trip on my Huffington Post blog soon, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, here's a photo album on my book's Facebook page. And I'll leave you with some video I shot out the window...so you can be there, too.