31. August 2011 08:12
On Monday, August 29, the world lost another great blues legend when David “Honeyboy” Edwards of Shaw, Mississippi, passed away in his Chicago home. The GRAMMY-winning artist was known to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman.
Honeyboy achieved many accolades during his career, which included induction to the Blues Hall of Fame, several GRAMMY Awards, the Mississippi Arts Commission's Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and many other notable recognitions. However, one of his fondest memories was being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail on April 13, 2007.
21. August 2011 15:38
What’s even better than a festival dedicated to Blues Heritage in Mississippi? A whole WEEK of festivities dedicated to the Blues Heritage in Mississippi! Delta Blues Week consists of blues events in various locations of Mississippi leading up to the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival on September 17th. Come and celebrate America's original music--the blues.
Kicking off the Delta Blues Week is the 20th Annual MS Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival
held in Pascagoula, MS at the County Pavilion (Jackson County Fairgrounds) on September 10th. Named one of the top blues festivals in Mississippi, this event features food, exhibits and refreshments. Top named Blues entertainers will headline this event and visitors will have an excellent opportunity to hear their favorite songs and experience a fun outing for the entire family!
This is just one of the many great events being held during Delta Blues Week. Don’t forget to make plans for the 34th Annual Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
which kicks off September 17th!