Gip’s Backyard Shack of Blues

Gip Gipson playing his guitar at Gip's Place near Birmingham in Alabama, one of the last juke joints in the USA

Gip Gipson

On a visit to Birmingham in Alabama I was lucky enough to be there on a Saturday night and got taken to Gip’s Place. It was an amazing experience to visit what is one of the last juke joints in the USA.

I was so bowled over by it that I knew I had to write about it, and fortunately sold the story to BBC Travel. If you’re outside the UK you can read the story here:
Gip’s Backyard Shack of Blues.

If you’re in the UK and click on the link, it’ll be explained to you why you can’t read the story. However, by the wonders of technology just click on the image of Gip’s Place below and you will be magically transported to Saturday night at Gip’s Place near Birmingham in Alabama.

Gip's Place near Birmingham in Alabama, one of the last juke joints in the USA