A Blues Legend Passes: David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

David "Honeyboy" Edwards (Getty Images)
David "Honeyboy" Edwards (Getty Images)

The Chicago Tribune reports the end of an era with the passing of David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a bluesman who had a connection to blues legend Robert Johnson.


In a short obituary, the Tribune recalls some highlights of Edwards' life and career:

David "Honeyboy" Edwards, a bluesman who was a living, breathing link to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday morning while resting at home, according to the performer's official website. He was 95.


Born in 1915, Edwards left home when he was 14 years old, to perform with Big Joe Williams. It was a life on the road that the classic Delta blues player continued right up to April of this year, when his health took a turn for the worse. His last live outings were in Mississippi, on April 16 and 17.

The list of musicians that Edwards played with is immense, also serving as a Who's Who of great blues artists. Edwards has worked with Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, Howlin' Wolf, Sunnyland Slim, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters. 

Read the entire obituary at the Chicago Tribune.

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