David "Honeyboy" Edwards R.I.P.


Original Blues Legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards sadly passed away on the 29th August 2011. The Mississippi born Bluesman was born in 1915 and carried on playing as many as 100 shows a year right up until 2008. Even once this intensive touring period was over he still undertook performances across the globe until July 2011 when declining health forced retirement from public performance.

"Honeyboy" won 2 Grammy's one in 2008 for his album "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen : Live in Dallas" and a lifetime achievement award in 2010.

As the title of the album states he was one of the greats! Through his long career he played with all the Godfathers of the Blues scene including Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Johnny Shines, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Dean took this photograph whilst David "Honeyboy" Edwards at the The Luminaire, Kilburn, London on 25th September 2009. By all accounts it was a brilliant gig and the warm personality, charm and pure musical talent of the 'Man' enveloped the enthralled audience.

To read more and get into the music of this Legendary Delta Bluesman go to David "Honeyboy" Edwards

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