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Monday, August 29, 2011

David Honeyboy Edwards RIP

The last of the great delta bluesmen has passed on.  David "Honeyboy" Edwards died today he was 96 years old.  You can read more about his amazing life from this article in the Chicago Tribune.  I will post more, and add updates as more information becomes available.

From Bob Kieser of Illinois Blues.

Dear Blues Fans,
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that 
the great Bluesman Honey Boy Edwards has died. He was 
96 years old. He died of congestive heart failure 
early Monday morning in his South Shore Chiicago apartment. 
Honey Boy Edwards was the last of the original Delta Bluesmen. 
He was a contemporary of Robert Johnson and was even there with Robert Johnson 
the night Johnson died.
Here is a link to a story of his passing in the Chicago Sun Times: 
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the 
McCullough Funeral Home, 851 E. 75th St. 
There will be an open mike between 7 and 9 p.m. for remembrances from friends 
and fans. A friends-and-fans gathering will begin at 8 p.m. at 
Lee’s Unleaded Blues, 7401 S. Chicago Ave. 
Services will be private on Friday. In lieu of flowers, 
it is requested that donations be made to the National Blues Museum.
Bob Kieser
From Bob Corritore
August 29, 2011

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