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Songlines Music Travel's trip to the American Deep South - 2019

From £3490 for 12 days
Trip Overview

Songlines Music Travel and Imaginative Traveller invite you on a tour that will take you to the heart of the USA's roots music scene. Beginning in Nashville, you get to experience the historic city long branded “Music City USA”. In Memphis you will explore that city’s most famous sites - where Sun and Stax studios once operated and where Royal Studios continues to record the greatest soul singers; Elvis’s home of Graceland and the Lorrainne Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated; Beale Street where so much blues and jazz and R&B once took shape - then its on to Clarksdale, the epicentre of Mississippi blues. Natchez allows for a reflection on the South’s beautiful if brutal history while Louisiana is rich with festivals in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and live music venues on swamps and in backstreets. Here traditional music - from Cajun and zydeco to jazz and Mardi Gras Indians - thrives. Join us in our discovery of the diverse sounds of this melting pot of musical cultures that has shaped popular music across the world.

Accompanied by your Songlines tour leader Garth Cartwright, you will have privileged access to the very best local music venues and the chance to hang out with the artists.

Essential Info
Starts: Nashville
Ends: New Orleans
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Music
Trip Code: SLUSA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: USA
What's Included


No meals included


Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary


11 nights on a twin share, room only basis. A single room can be guaranteed on payment of a supplement

Trip Highlights

•   Attend the world famous French Quarter Festival in New Orleans

•   Visit BB King’s hometown

•   Meet local musicians and visit private recording studios

•   Attend the Baton Rouge Blues Festival

•   Visit an historic Cajun Dancehall

•   Enjoy the services of award winning music journalist and American music aficionado, Garth Cartwright

•   See the studios and sites that made Memphis a city of musical kings

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 4th Apr 2019
Returning: 15th Apr 2019

Single Supplement: £800pp

Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes

Your tour begins with a 9:00pm welcome meeting at your hotel. This will allow you to meet your Tour Leader and fellow travellers as well as ask any questions about the arrangements for the rest of the tour. After the meeting, the Tour Leader will take those who wish to go, out to experience the Honky Tonks of Broadway.

Accommodation: Hotel Indigo, 301 Union St

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