Tigertail 30th Season of Art & Soul
florida's pioneer of innovative arts and culture






David "Honeyboy" Edwards

An Evening with a Legendary Delta Blues Great

Born in 1915, Honeyboy is one of the last links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players. He is a living legend, and his story is truly part of history. He is the real deal. Honeyboy's life is intertwined with almost every major blues legend, including, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, Howlin' Wolf, Peetie Wheatstraw, Sunnyland Slim, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, and... well, let's just say the list goes on. Among his many honors, David "Honeyboy" Edwards has been inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship award.

On January 30, David "Honeyboy" Edwards was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 ceremonies in Los Angeles. He joined Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, André Previn, and Clark Terry in receiving the Award.
Read more at the Grammys Official Site

"... [one of] the last authentic performers in blues idiom that developed in central Mississippi during the second and third decades of the century." — The New York Times

Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program

Season partners and supporters for our 30th season include: Aquarius Press; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Audrey Love Charitable Foundation; Barefoot Wine; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Español (CCE); The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Dade Community Foundation; Dorsch Gallery; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; Funding Arts Network; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Grolsch; MiamiArtZine; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; River Lounge; Safe Schools South Florida; The Sain-Orr Royak DeForest Steadman Foundation; Rain Organics; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; VSA Arts of Florida; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM and our many private supporters.


February 20, 2010
8:30 pm


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Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL


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