One of Paste Magazine's blogs, "List of the Day," featured Tupelo's own Blue Canoe yesterday.
Twelve Restaurants with Musical Ties
Author Gregory David Roberts once said, “Food is music to the body, music is food to the heart.” These 12 restaurants agree with that sentiment.
4. Blue Canoe (Tupelo, Miss.)
Blue Canoe, a restaurant in small-town Tupelo, Mississippi serving traditional bar food with a twist, got its name from owner Adam Morgan after a song from one of his favorite bands from college, Blue Mountain.
Morgan chose the song “Blue Canoe” for the lyrics “Ridin’ round the county drinkin’ from a jar / Big blue canoe up on top of the car,” because it conveyed the relaxed atmosphere he wanted for his restaurant. To date, Blue Mountain has played at Blue Canoe four times.
Morgan’s love of music is also evidenced by the live regional talent he brings in regularly: “I try to bring in music that appeals to a 25-year-old as well as a 65-year-old,” Morgan said. “Obviously I step out from that from time to time, but I’d still call it my philosophy as much as anything.”
While you’re there, be sure to check out Morgan’s nod to Paul Simon with the “Mother and Child Reunion” sandwich.