The Crossroads

In old folklore, a place where two roads cross was considered evil and a place to be avoided. The story of the blues tells us that legendary guitarist and blues man Robert Johnson came here to the crossroads of highways 49 and 61 just outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi and sold his soul to the devil so that he could play the guitar the way that he did. If you’ve ever heard a blues or rock and roll song, you’ve probably heard some of Johnson’s chord progressions.


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