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From the cotton fields, street corners and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music ??? the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, this form that has influenced musicians worldwide is deeply rooted in Delta soil. And so is the man who helped spread the blues as its foremost ambassador… Riley B.B. King.
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At a recent Washington County Chamber of Comerce gathering in Greenville, I was pleased to visit with folks at the BB King Museum. As people visit our area to explore the roots of American Music, a jaunt across the bridge is certainly in order. The blues trail runs up into Arkansas as well.Here at Turn on Inn Hotel aka Pecan Grove RV Park we offer a bridge to huistory just a few miles upriver from Greenville at the center of the Lake Chicot curve. We are a fun and mellow way station.
Over the weekend we shared some music and stories??at the annual rendezvoux of the River Pilots Association.?? These barge captains, many decendents of steam boat river men, gather??every year at this time on Lake Chicot since it is in the heart of the delta. We were honored to be among them.??We got to share in some fine Gospel Singing and found out about some great hymn sing events and concerts?? in nearby Eudora.??We got to host some of the river men here at??our hideaway.??An open invitation is extended for the??use our Mule Barn Pavillion for their festivities again next year!. Let the good times roll. For reunions, events or more, our Mule Barn/Museum is available for guests to enjoy. Comfortable seating for 120 and all you need to cook up a strom are here.?? Walls are adorned with an extensive collection of iron; cookware , farm implements and more. Numerous images from the 1927 flood are here as well.?? Step back in time at Turn on Inn Hotel.?? Sing to the heavens and listen to the birds at the rising sun.?? Happy Holy Week.?? The table is open! All are welcome here!!!