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Shop in October & "Learn to Play the Blues" at Delta Blues Museum!

Welcome to the Crossroads Poster


Highways 61 and 49 meet in Clarksdale, MS, home of "The Crossroads," the site where Delta blues master Robert Johnson was said to sell his soul to the devil at midnight to be able to play his extraordinary music—or so the myth goes. Make your own "visit" to The Crossroads by purchasing a souvenir of this legendary scene from our online Gift Shop. We have Crossroads tees, coffee mugs, Crossroads branded-coffee, authentic replicas of Highways 61 and 49 road signs, Crossroads pins, magnets, keychains and our exclusive Crossroads poster. Buy a piece of The Crossroads and share the story!

...AND LEARN TO PLAY THE BLUES: Calling Beginners!

Want to play some blues but not sure where to start? Our Gift Shop has just what you need. Absolute musical beginners can enjoy playing the music they've only listened to with the new items just added to our "Learn to Play the Blues" section. Start with the Cigar Box Guitar kit which has everything to get you playing in a day: complete parts (it's a DIY project to build your own instrument), guitar slide, instructional booklet, and a CD of backing tracks and exercises. We offer a mini amp so you can play electric as well as acoustic. We also stock harps of several varieties, guitar picks and slides, and guitar instructional books. Buy here.

"So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar box, I cut me a round hole in the middle of it, take me a little piece of plank, nailed it onto that cigar box, and I got me some screen wire and I made me a bridge back there and raised it up high enough that it would sound inside that little box, and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on." —Lightnin' Hopkins

You're receiving this email because you have previously purchased goods or services from our online Gift Shop. Many thanks for your orders. Your purchases support our mission to preserve and present the story of the Delta Blues. We deeply appreciate that support.

For more information about the Delta Blues Museum, see our website.

Thanks for your continued and future support!
Shelly Ritter, Director

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This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This site is made possible through support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rock River Foundation.

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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.

Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

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1 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820