Brad's Big Adventure

The rhythm of the river

Editor's note: Chronicle photographer Bradley Cook nears the end of his cross-country journey, now only a day away from Buddy Guy's concert in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry's Ryman Auditorium. On the drive from Mississippi to Tennessee, Brad and his traveling companion, Bob Calder, also visit Muscle Shoals, Ala., an area that spawned W.C. Handy, Sam Phillips, and Helen Keller.

March 24

We started the day at Gus’s Fried Chicken when it opened at 11. It was . . .