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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: June 28, 1915 | Died: August 29, 2011

The blues can be understood as a cumulative art form in which the artists build their styles and repertoires based on their experiences and on what they have learned from other musicians. Honeyboy Edwards is a monumental figure in that rich, cultural history and a living link with the birth of the blues.

David “Honeyboy” Edwards was born June 28, 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi. Honeyboy is one of the last living links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players. He is a living legend, and his story is truly part of history. He is the real deal.

Honeyboy was a part of many of the seminal moments of the blues. As Honeyboy writes in “The World Don't Own Me Nothing”, “...it was in '29 when Tommy Johnson come down from Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He was just a little guy, tan colored, easy-going; but he drank a whole lot. At nighttime, we'd go there and listen to Tommy Johnson play.” Honeyboy continues, “ Listening to Tommy, that's when I really learned something about how to play guitar.”...
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Featured recording “Mississippi Delta Bluesman”

Mississippi Delta Bluesman

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
2001
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