I have the good fortune to be going to Jackson MS and would like to extend my stay and travel through Clarksdale and parts of MS that I have read and heard about. I can only extend by 2 days, but am considering whether it is a better trip from Memphis to Jackson or South to North. I really love blues and play harp and guitar for about 10 years now - Muddy Waters is probably my favorite singer.
Given limited time I am thinking about Highway 61 Memphis to clarksdale, 49 to moorehead, to quito and then to Greenwood and I55 to jackson. Stay in Memphis overnight and maybe in Clarksdale. I can't make the Handy Awards - too bad. What do you think?