Singing the Blues down in Clarksdale, Mississippi with the Cape Gazette
Recently, Jane and John Laursen of Rehoboth visited Clarksdale, Mississippi. The famous Crossroads, located at the corner of Highway 61, the Blues Highway, and Highway 49, is the very spot guitarist Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the Devil for the ability to play a mean guitar.
Johnson’s famous song “Cross Road Blues,” is a solo piece with his vocal and acoustic slide guitar in the Delta blues-style.
The song reflects his Delta blues roots and has become part of the Robert Johnson mythology as referring to the place where he sold his soul to the Devil.