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Born in 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi, David "Honeyboy" Edwards is one of the few remaining bluesman from the golden era of the blues of the 1930s. Emerging from the Mississippi delta, Honeyboy played with Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Tommy Johnson, Big Walter Horton, Howling Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson II to name a few. He also played with the mythical bluesman Robert Johnson and was there when Johnson was poisoned by a jealous bar owner in 1938. Based in Chicago, at age 89 Honeyboy tours regularly in both the US and overseas. He is seen giving a lecture and discussing Robert Johnson during the 2004 Centrum's Country Blues Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington.
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Born in 1915 in Shaw, Mississippi, David "Honeyboy" Edwards is one of the few remaining bluesman from the golden era of the blues of the 1930s. Emerging from the Mississippi delta, Honeyboy played with Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Tommy Johnson, Big Walter Horton, Howling Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson II to name a few. He also played with the mythical bluesman Robert Johnson and was there when Johnson was poisoned by a jealous bar owner in 1938. Based in Chicago, at age 89 Honeyboy tours regularly in both the US and overseas. He is seen giving a lecture and discussing Robert Johnson during the 2004 Centrum's Country Blues Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington.