As Mississippi celebrates 200 years of statehood, the Mississippi Blues Trail reached a major milestone with its 200th marker for “Rocket 88.” The song is credited by many as the first rock ‘n’ roll recording.
Blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll music are all rooted in the rich culture of Mississippi, the Birthplace of America’s Music. The Mississippi Blues Trail celebrates the people, places and history of blues music. the American art form responsible for shaping modern popular music. Markers placed across Mississippi and at important locations across the U.S. and beyond interpret how blues music affected the world.
Listen to the Mississippi Blues Trail 200 Playlist on Spotify, featuring one song connected to each trail marker, as you gear up for your own journey into blues history. Download the free Mississippi Blues Trail app for iOS and Android devices and chart your course now.