On January 30, David “Honeyboy” Edwards was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 ceremonies in Los Angeles. He joined Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, AndrÃ© Previn, and Clark Terry in receiving the Award.
Read more at the Grammys Official Site
Born in 1915, Honeyboy is one of the last links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players. He is a living legend, and his story is truly part of history. He is the real deal. Honeyboy’s life is intertwined with almost every major blues legend, including, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, Howlin’ Wolf, Peetie Wheatstraw, Sunnyland Slim, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Walter, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, and… well, let’s just say the list goes on. Among his many honors, David “Honeyboy” Edwards has been inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame, received a Grammy and a prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship award.
“… [one of] the last authentic performers in blues idiom that developed in central Mississippi during the second and third decades of the century.” â€” The New York Times
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 8:30PM ONE NIGHT ONLY!
COLONY THEATRE, 1040 LINCOLN ROAD, MIAMI BEACH
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$35 general admission | $50 VIP (priority entrance + seating)
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