One of Beale Street’s earliest blues musicians, Walter “Furry” Lewis is considered to be the “personification of Memphis blues.” Lewis’ iconic finger-style guitar picking became a staple of the genre.
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All points of interest below are mapped from the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, just steps from the bollards and FedExForum.
Walk 15 minutes
Walk 2 minutes
Walk 5 minutes
Explore the people, stories and places behind the bollard art outside FedExForum. Use this slider to sneak a peek at everything blues-related, from the art itself to local points of interest.