The narrative shifts to B.B.'s early years. On an interactive table, visitors trace sources of inspiration and influence on B.B.'s lyrics, guitar playing and musical styles. Using photographs, maps, music, interviews and other material, we recreate a virtual model of the musical heritage of where the blues was born and how its influence continued over time. As they explore, visitors uncover scenarios where the impacts and influences in one spot can be traced to family, friends, church, other musicians and musical venues in and around -- and far from -- Memphis and the Mississippi Delta.
In this format visitors see the big picture, and then drill into a selected source of content. Visitors map out a topology of the influences that inspired and impacted B. B. King as well as those he left on countless others.