The blues has lost its elder statesman.
Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday in his Chicago home, his manager said. He was 96.
Edwards performed regularly until only a few months ago. He was a guest artist on the CD "Wired for Sound,” released earlier this year by Detroit's Howard Glazer and the EL 34s.
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