I've just got home from a trip to The USA. I flew from London to Chicago, then took another flight down to Memphis, then drove south down Highway 61 into Mississippi. Going across the state line between Memphis and Tunica and seeing the landscape flatten out as I enter The Delta, is always uplifting, even when I'm tired.

It was harvest time in The Delta.....a busy time. I was surrounded by cotton picking and rice and soy bean harvesting. The crop-dusting aircraft were swooping and turning....sounding like a WW2 film about The Battle of Britain.

Highlights of my stay were a gig at Hambone's Gallery in Clarksdale, in which the owner, Stan Street, joined me on harmonica, recording a new album, "Delta Harvest" (mostly old Delta blues) at Bill Abel's Big Toe Studio in which I was joined by Randy Seppala "Da Bones Man" on percussion, playing at Mike's Fish Fry at Shack Up Inn at Hopson's, and going to The King Biscuit Festival in Helena, The Cat Head Minifest in Clarksdale and The Pinetop Perkins Homecoming at Hopsons, which of course, was the first without Pinetop himself.

I've put some photos on Flickr as a slideshow http://www.flickr.com/photos/boblong/sets/72157627947071282/