Blues Blast Magazine – 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
David “Honeyboy” Edwards was born June 28, 1915, in Shaw, Mississippi. He taught himself to play guitar by listening to Blues men like Tommy McClennan and Robert Petway. At fourteen, he was playing Delta juke joints with Big Joe Williams.
During the 1930’s and 1940’s, he played with people like McClennan, Robert Johnson, Big Walter Horton, and Yank Rachell. Folklorist Alan Lomax recorder Honeyboy while doing field recording for the Library of Congress in 1942.
At the age of 93, David “Honeyboy” Edwards continues to play shows and festivals all over the world. Recent performances show that Honeyboy Edwards has lost none of his Blues fire.