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David 'Honeyboy' Edwards


Delta blues singer, guitarist

David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the once-itinerant Delta blues singer and guitarist who late in life won two Grammy Awards, died Monday of congestive heart failure.

Such was his longevity that, as a young man in Mississippi, he performed with Robert Johnson, one of the most influential and enigmatic bluesmen of all time. Late in life, Mr. Edwards improvised in a Connecticut nightclub with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

Mr. Edwards won a 2007 Grammy for traditional blues album with the recording "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen — Live in Dallas," a...