On August 29, 2011, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the last surviving link to the Great Delta Blues musicians of the 1920's & 30's, passed away at the age of 96. He was with the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson the night Johnson was poisoned back in 1938.
If you happen to have the Documentary Channel (267 on DirecTv and 197 on Dish)...the doc Honeyboy & The History Of The Blues will be airing on September 22. Set your DVR.
Speaking of Robert Johnson, just found out that Hugh Laurie...aka Dr. Gregory House...has released a cd of New Orleans Blues titled "Let Them Talk" and one of the tracks is Johnson's "They're Red Hot"
Also, click here to receive a free download of Laurie's "Guess I'm A Fool."
CD will be available September 6.