Monday, September 24, 2007
David ”Honeyboy” Edwards to make historic performance
National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship Recipient, blues legend, and one of the last surviving primal Delta blues icons, David ”Honeyboy” Edwards, 92, is scheduled to make a historic performance for students in the Washington D.C. area. He will perform on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. at Georgetown Preparatory School, located at 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852. The program is being spearheaded by The Blue Shoe Project, a Dallas-based, nationally-recognized non-profit organization that educates children on the impact of blues on American music.
David “Honeyboy” Edwards, featured in Martin Scorsese's PBS series ”The Blues,” Eric Claptons Crossroads Guitar Festival, and in his own award-winning documentary film “Honeyboy,” is one of the most sought after bluesmen in the world. “Edwards is among the last authentic performers in the blues idiom that developed in central Mississippi during the second and third decades of [the 20th] century. Through him, an entire body of great American music lives on,” states Robert Palmer, author of “Deep Blues.” and former pop music critic of The New York Times.
Mr. Edwards will also perform a concert event and fundraiser the evening of Thursday, October 4th at 8:00 p.m. at Figge Theater located on the Georgetown Preparatory School campus at 10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda , Maryland 20852 . Tickets are extremely limited and may be reserved online at Georgetown Prep's website www.gprep.org or by calling 301-214-8610.