Farewell, Honeyboy Edwards

IMG_0705 (180x143)By now, you’ve likely heard about the death of one of the last true Mississippi Delta bluesmen, the talented David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who, as some of you may know, was managed for the past nearly three decades by Pittsburgh native, harmonica player, and Earwig Music founder Michael Frank. If you haven’t ever read it, Edwards’ biography, The World Don’t Owe Me Nothing, provides a nice overview of his career and experiences throughout much of his 96 years.

IMG_0706 (180x106)The last time we saw Honeyboy perform was at last summer’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, where he played such tunes as “Apron Strings,” “Crossroads,” and “Ride with Me Tonight,” and where we snapped these photos of Edwards and Frank.

R.I.P., Honeyboy, and know that, despite what you may have believed, the world does indeed owe you a great deal.


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