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DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS WINS A GRAMMY

Earwig artist David "Honeyboy" Edwards has won a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Blues Album for the album "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas!," which also featured Pinetop Perkins and the late legends Robert Lockwood Jr., and Henry Townsend. 

Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen

Click here for information or to purchase the Grammy award winning album, "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas!"

 


NEW ALBUM BY DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS TO BE RELEASE FEB. 19

Earwig Music is releasing a new album by David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, scheduled for release on Tuesday, February 19th, and being distributed by Burnside Distribution. It is available now in our online store. 

Harkening back to the golden ear of pre-WWII blues, when Honeyboy and the greatest Delta harmonica players gigged together, before any of them had recorded or gained notoriety.

Featuring Honeyboy's old school guitar and vocals - fresh takes on old gems and first time release of historic recordings. New 2007 sessions with harmonica greats Bobby Rush, Billy Branch and Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones, previously unreleased 1975 studio recordings of Honeyboy and Big Walter Horton, and circa 1976 concert tracks --solo and with Sugar Blue.

Michael Frank, Paul Kaye, Rick Sherry and Kenny Smith also play on the album on various tracks. Honeyboy and Bobby Rush also tell some short blues tales.


EARWIG MUSIC BLUES FEST AFTER PARTY AT THE HIDEOUT INN (FRIDAY, JUNE 8th 10pm)

Earwig Music and Big CIty Blues Magazine present David "Honeyboy" Edwards for an early 92nd birthday party at Chicago's Hideout Inn, on Friday, June 8th at 10pm. Honeyboy will be performing a set with Billy Branch, and there will be many special guests performing as well, including Steve Arvey, Rick Sherry, Char Baby, Rob Stone & the C-Notes, and Larry Taylor. 

Tickets can be purchased on TicketWeb by clicking here, or you can make an unpaid ticket reservation (held until 10:30pm on the night of the show) by sending an email to earwigmusic@aol.com with your Name and the number in your party. Please bring your ID to verify at the door. 

ADMISSION AT THE DOOR IS $25, AND THIS EVENT IS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT IN ADVANCE


LIZ MANDVILLE CHICAGO BLUES FEST AFTER PARTY (SATURDAY, JUNE 9th 10:30pm)

Chicago's celebrated house-rockin' soul-blues diva &  her funky band the Blue Points will be hosting an after party at the Taste Entertainment Center on 6331 South Lowe Ave (6 blocks west of Michigan Ave.) Entertainment will include Liz Mandville & the Blue Points alternating with a piano showdown featuring Aaron Moore, Barrelhouse Chuck, and Lance Camaron.

If enough interest is gathered, Earwig will be offering a school bus shuttle to take fans from the Grant Park area to the Taste Entertainment Center and back. This can only be offered if enough people are interested, and would cost $5-10 a person round-trip. If you think you may be intested, please email us at earwigmusic@aol.com with the subject line "Liz Show Bus Inquiry."

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING, AND 2 ROOMS OF CONTINUOUS MUSIC ALL NIGHT

Tickets are $10.00 in advance (available in our store, or through Liz's site) and will be $15 at the door

CLICK HERE FOR EVENT POSTER


DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS RECIEVES BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR" BY THE BLUES MUSIC FOUNDATION (MAY 10, 2007)

Honeyboy receives Blues Music Award Honeyboy receives Blues Music Award

For a complete list of this years winners, click here to visit the Blues Music Foundation website


HONEYBOY EDWARDS SHOOTS CAMEO FOR "WALK HARD" FILM (DUE OUT MARCH '08, COLUMBIA PICTURES)

Honeyboy - Walk Hard Filming


HONEYBOY EDWARDS, PINETOP PERKINS & BLIND MISSISSIPPI MORRIS COMMEMORATED BY AVALON CIGARS WITH THEIR OWN LINE OF PREMIUM "MASTERS SERIES" CIGARS. (APRIL '07)

MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL COMMEMORATES DAVID "HONEYBOY" EDWARDS WITH TRAIL MARKER IN SHAW, MS. (APRIL '07)

Honeyboy Trail Marker Dedication


BLUES SOCIETY SPECIAL OFFER

Any blues society member who sends Earwig a copy of proof of membership by fax or mail can take $1.00 off any Earwig catalog item. If they are a member of The Blues Foundation they can take $2.00 off. Their order total will be hand tallied.

To get actively involved in the blues community as a volunteer, join The Blues Foundation, phone 901-527-2583, or see their website at www.blues.org.

If you are in the blues business, join the Blues Music Association, phone 901-572-3843. We also recommend reading these international blues magazines- King Biscuit Magazine, Living Blues, Blues Revue, Blues Access, Real Blues, Juke Blues, Big City Blues and Blues & Rhythm .

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