David Honeyboy Edwards, the “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen” June 28, 1915 - August 29, 2011
He loved to say, “The world don’t owe me nothing.”
Honeyboy wrote several blues hits, including "Long Tall Woman Blues", "Gamblin Man" and "Just Like Jesse James."
His release, Roamin and Ramblin, on the Earwig Music label, featured Honeyboy's old school guitar and vocals - fresh takes on old gems and first time release of historic recordings
Honeyboy was awarded a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Traditional Blues Album, and in 2010 was awarded a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. just shy of his 96th birthday, Honeyboy played his last gigs at the Juke Joint Festival and Cathead Mini-Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi April 16 and 17, 2011.
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