Blue Front Cafe
The Blue Front Cafe is one of the last real juke joints left in Mississippi. The man on the right is Jimmy Holmes, who introduced himself as "Duck" and owns the cafe. He was very humble, saying that he could not host more music due to air conditioning issues but that I should still take a look around inside. He is apparently the last practitioner of the Bentonia blues style and was recorded by noted folklorist Alan Lomax.
50 States Against Bullying: MISSISSIPPI
When I began travelling as an author, it felt like such a cool opportunity to check out parts of the country I'd never been to. Thankfully, seven years in, it still feels just as cool! When people ask what my favorite cities have been, Oxford, Mississippi is usually the first town that springs to mind. It's just so Southernly beautiful. So I was thrilled to find out I'd be returning there for my seventh state on the 50 States Against Bullying campaign. First, I had coffee with The Amazing…