Music and the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has inspired hundreds of songs written by musicians from around the world. The links below will help you get to know that music and some of the musicians who’ve created it.

What is Mississippi River Music?

Is there really such a thing as “Mississippi River Music”? Yes and no.

Songs about the Mississippi River

There are a lot of songs about the Mississippi River. See the current list here.

Musician Interviews

Interviews with musicians inspired by the Mississippi River.

Articles about River Music

Topics related to river music, like the history of the song Catfish Blues.

Songs of the Day

A selection of songs about the Mississippi River for your listening pleasure.

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