Blues, Amtrak connect

Pictured from left, Amtrak Chairman of the Board Tom Carper, Mud Morganfield and “Big Bill” Morganfield. Photo/Special to Defender

Blues music and the nation’s railroads came together downtown at Union Station recently as National Train Day 2010 rolled from the bayous in Cajun country into the Windy City.  In honor of the national celebration, Amtrak took the sons of Muddy Waters – "Big Bill" and Mud Morganfield – on a musical tour through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of the blues, and the birthplace of their father. The tour started in New Orleans, toured Blues Markers in Mississippi, picked up blues great Bobby Rush in Memphis and ended at National Train Day festivities at Union Station in Chicago. Pictured from left, Amtrak Chairman of the Board Tom Carper, Mud Morganfield and "Big Bill" Morganfield. Photo/Special to Defender

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