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Blues, BBQ & Bourbon Roadtrip: Wigwam Village and Maker’s Mark Distillery

March 5, 2013
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After Nashville, we drove a bit further north to sleep. Why? Because in Cave City, Kentucky, kitschy Americana awaits. The first Wigwam Village was built in 1936, and by 1950, six more had popped up across the USA.  Three still remain today, including the second of the franchise, built in 1937, here in Cave City, […]

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Blues, BBQ, and Bourbon Roadtrip: Shacked Up in Clarksdale, MS

January 9, 2013
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Our itinerary was ambitious, so after our boisterous morning in Mamou, we had to hit the road again. After a spell we stopped off for a cheap bite at a fast food joint, and then it was my turn to take the wheel.  I love driving, especially when the road is open and the speed […]

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Blues, BBQ & Bourbon Roadtrip: New Orleans, Part 2 (Reviews: Cochon, Butcher, Jim Russell’s Records)

December 10, 2012
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(This is a continuation of our New Orleans to Chicago roadtrip… to read part one, click here!) After enjoying a drink in the unseasonably warm sunshine, we made our way to Jim Russell’s Rare Records. The shop, which opened in 1969, is packed full with rows after row, box after box, of LPs, 45s, cassettes, […]

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