David Honeyboy Edwards
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Edwards performing in July 2006
|Birth name||David Edwards|
|Also known as||Honeyboy|
|Born||June 28, 1915|
Shaw, Mississippi, United States
|Died||August 29, 2011 (aged 96)|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Genres||Delta blues, jazz, R&B, soul, folk|
|Labels||Earwig Music, Trix, Chess, Arc Records, APO records|
|Associated acts||Robert Johnson, Pinetop Perkins, Henry Townsend, Robert Lockwood, Jr.|
Life and careerEdit
Culture expert Alan Lomax recorded Edwards in 1942 for the first time. In his later years, Honeyboy still played concerts around the world, sometimes up to 100 concerts a year. He died on August 29, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois from congestive heart failure, at the age of 96 years.
Edwards has also written a book, The World Don't Owe Me Nothin', which was published in 1997 by Chicago Review Press. The book is about his life from childhood to when he arrived in Chicago. It describes his journeys through the South in the early 1950s.
- 1996: Got into the Blues Hall of Fame
- 2005: Blues Artist of the Year
- 2007: Acoustic Artist of the Year
- Bill Friskics-Warren (August 29, 2011). "David Honeyboy Edwards, Delta Bluesman, Dies at 96". The New York Times.
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