Tag Archives: Michael Frank

Final recording of David “Honeyboy” Edwards, new CD/DVD presents Mississippi bluesman tellin’ what he knew about the blues and some of its biggest legends

It’s hard to believe that next week already marks five years since the passing of Delta bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards. But a new CD/DVD package of a 2010 show from Honeyboy, joined by longtime manager and harmonica player Michael Frank … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: Pittsburgh Blues

It’s been just over a year now since the passing of the Southern-born (some reports say Bessemer, Alabama; others, Vicksburg, Mississippi) but Pittsburgh-raised bluesman known as Louisiana Red. And although Red never did make it back to Pittsburgh after the … Continue reading

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In fond memory of Willie Big Eyes Smith

Late last week, the blues world lost another of its legends with the passing of drummer and harmonica player Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, who in death is reunited with such former bandmates as the great Muddy Waters and keyboardist Pinetop … Continue reading

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Farewell, Honeyboy Edwards

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 … Continue reading

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2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival Recap

To see more photos from the 2010 Crossroads Festival, please visit our BluesPowR Gallery. Eric Clapton and his friends sure are getting good at putting on a show, as they proved once again Saturday during the third installment of Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Chicago’s … Continue reading

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