Rick Reed, left, and George Friend, right, both from Los Angeles, Calif., as they jam during their performance at the 16th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Ark. Tens of thousands of travelers show up on the banks of the mighty Mississippi for three days every October to listen to the blues, drink beer and eat barbecue during the King Biscuit Blues Festival. When blues-loving tourists pay homage to the place their favorite music was born, the Mississippi Delta is the usual destination. But just across the state line in eastern Arkansas, a small city is cultivating its blues heritage with an annual festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors and is named for a locally produced radio show that’s a tourist attraction in its own right.



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