Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Book Giveaway: WIN The Best Hits on the Blues Highway by Chicago Author Amy Bizzarri

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The Best Hits on the Blues Highway 
by Amy Bizzarri 
Enter to win a signed copy through 6/17/24

The Best Hits on the Blues Highway, Chicago-based author, Amy Bizzarri signs her latest release at the iconic Chess Records Studios, now Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation.
All photos by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara

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To celebrate the release of The Best Hits on the Blues Highway, Chicago-based author, Amy Bizzarri is partnering up with us, here at ChiIL Mama, to offer a signed and personalized copy of The Best Hits on the Blues Highway to one lucky winner! ($26.95 retail value). Enter at the bottom of this post. Winner will be announced here and on our social media outlets on Monday, June 17th.

Just about everyone who wasn't raised in a cave has heard of Route 66, but what do you know about Route 61, AKA: The Blues Highway? We're so excited for this fun and informative guide for blues fans and travel lovers alike. The book even comes with a QR code to scan for some roadtrip tunes to get you started off down The Blues Highway in style! We're jonesin' to hit the road and give this guide a real world try. 

The legendary Blues Highway has played a key role in the lives of countless musicians. Running from Nashville, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana, there’s music around every bend. From the two-room home where “the King” was born to the original Heartbreak Hotel to the crossroads where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil for fame, every stop has a story to tell. 

Inspiring, practical, and entertaining, The Best Hits on the Blues Highway is the premier guide to all the off-the-radar stops along America’s Blues Highway that you simply must not miss. Author Amy Bizzarri, road trip expert and author of the bestselling guide to the Mother Road, The Best Hits on Route 66, provides a comprehensive list of 100 unique stops that you’ll want to take a moment to explore as you journey along the fascinating, 730-mile route from Nashville to New Orleans. 




The Best Hits on the Blues Highway: Nashville to New Orleans on Route 61
Amy Bizzarri
Current price: $26.95
Publication Date:  June 4th, 2024
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
ISBN: 9781493078462
Pages: 184

Experience its world-famous music landmarks, tucked-away locations, and one-of-a-kind stops. Travel one section at a time or plan an extended trip along the entire route.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Bizzarri is a freelance travel writer with a focus on family adventures and outdoor fun. She has a keen interest in Chicago history and is the author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss and Discovering Vintage Chicago. She is also the author of The Best Hits on Route 66.






It was our great pleasure to shoot Amy's book release party, Sunday, May 26th at the iconic Chess Records studios at 2120 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The lovely event included an afternoon reception and private tour of Chess Records benefiting Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation. All event proceeds support the Blues Heaven Foundation. Here's a quick photo recap below, with a full tour set coming soon, along with a detailed book review. In the meantime, check out some excellent events this month: https://www.bluesheaven.com/events.html




The Best Hits on the Blues Highway: Nashville to New Orleans on Route 61
Book release party, Sunday, May 26th at the iconic Chess Records studios 


Best Hits on the Blues Highway, published by Globe Pequot, released 6/4/24. Find or request it at your local bookstores and online. 

CLICK HERE for your chance to WIN 

The Best Hits on the Blues Highway 

by Chicago-based author, Amy Bizzarri. 

One lucky winner gets a signed and personalized copy of The Best Hits on the Blues Highway ($26.95 retail value). Enter like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often. Winner will be announced here and on our social media outlets on Monday, June 17th.

The author has provided us with both a review copy and a signed copy that can be personalized, to give away to 1 of our lucky readers. As always, all opinions are our own. 

 

The Best Hits on the Blues Highway, Chicago-based author, Amy Bizzarri signs her latest release at the iconic Chess Records Studios, now Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation.

All photos by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara


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