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13 travel features tagged “Music”

America’s country music heartland

Drive through some of the great American landscapes described in bluegrass and country music songs, and explore Tennessee and Virginia where the music lives on today.
Read more… 24 May 2012


Exploring America’s bluegrass belt

From Nashville’s legendary studios to the misty foothills of the Appalachians, America’s musical heartland still welcomes pilgrims from afar.
24 May 2012


The Passport blog

A gig-goer’s guide to Austin 2012 SXSW

Running from 9 to 18 March, the epic music, film and interactive festival has a cast of thousands and a schedule to test the mettle of the most party-hardy reveller.
Read more… 08 March 2012


Beyond the Headlines

The birthplace of jazz

How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form.
Read more… 24 February 2012


The other New Orleans soundtrack

This Southern city is well-known as the birthplace of jazz, but its voice and beat manifest in a staggeringly diverse set of musical genres.
Read more… 22 February 2012


Austin’s musical heartbeat

Get charged up in the live music capital of the world, with more than 200 venues and thousands of musicians to choose from.
Read more… 06 February 2012


Philadelphia’s musical roots

Pennsylvania’s largest city – more famously known as the birthplace of American independence – is home to a surprising mix of pioneering artists and new sounds.
Read more… 03 February 2012


Musical destinations: Chicago

Throughout its history, Chicago has had ambitions to be a great city, and nowhere is this more evident than in its world-beating classical music scene.
Read more… 14 April 2011


The Passport blog

Navigating SXSW: Mobile apps to simplify your week

If you’re heading to the Austin music, film and technology festival, these apps will help you find the best parties, settle a tab from afar and make the most of your network.
Read more… 10 March 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Seattle’s music scene, past and present

What it is about the city that it gave us Hendrix, Cobain, the grunge movement and more?
Read more… 27 January 2011


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