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A Living Legend

David "Honeyboy" Edwards learned how to play guitar growing up in Mississippi, but since the 1950's this Delta bluesman has called Chicago his sweet home.

One of the last living links to the original Delta Blues, 91-year-old David "Honeyboy" Edwards is still on the road, bringing his inimitable style of blues to concert halls and jukejoints far and near.

After decades spent swapping songs with contemporaries like Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, Edwards is still churning out songs and has recorded more than a dozen albums of his own. As any fan of American music will tell you, Honeyboy is "the real deal."

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Film clips are excerpted from the candid and stunning documentary Honeyboy and are courtesy of director Scott Taradash.

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Honeyboy performs Robert Petway's "Catfish Blues" in this excerpt from the documentary Honeyboy.

 

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David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Photo by Gene Tomko.

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David "Honeyboy" Edwards on stage with old-time bluesmen Robert Lockwood, Jr. and Homesick James. Photo by Gene Tomko.

 

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