David Honeyboy Edwards was the last of the great Mississippi Delta bluesmen. He lived strong into his 96th year and was part of many seminal moments in blues history.
In early 2010 Honeyboy was given the Lifetime Achievement aeard from the Grammys. Later that same year in September, Honeyboy returned to Los Angeles to perform at a venue called the G Spot, nimbly accompanied by Jeff Dale & The South Woodlawners and Honeyboy’s long time friend and manager Michael Frank.
This show turned out to be the last time Honeyboy was filmed and recorded. He was 95 years old at the time and still singing and playing like a man half his age. Fortunately, at the end of the performance, one camera remained on to capture Honeyboy giving advice to musicians, telling stories of his life, vividly recalling the night Robert Johnson died, and tales of Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton and others.
This slice of blues history is now available as a beautiful CD/DVD package, titled “ I’ m Gonna Tell You Somethin’ That I know.”