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October 5, 2010
The Reel Blues Fest Tribute to Honeyboy Edwards w/Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Sammy Adams & more
Friday, Oct 8 – 7:00p
at House Of Blues, Boston, MA
In honor of his 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the Reel Blues Fest presents a special tribute to legendary Delta Blues guitarist David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Edwards will be joined on stage by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, hip hop sensation Sammy Adams, the James Montgomery Band featuring David Hull of the Joe Perry Project, jazz phenomenon Grace Kelly, Santana’s Mike Carabello, Barry Goudreau (former member of the band Boston), the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones horn section), and other special guests. The evening raises funds for musicians’ health care and first time filmmakers.
Price: $30 general admission; $120 VIP tickets include a buffet and meet and greet with the performers in the Foundation Room from 6:00-7:00 PM and a VIP lan
Phone: (508) 495-3456
Age Suitability: All Ages
Honeyboy, who at age 95 still maintains a heavy touring schedule, is Robert Johnson’s only living disciple and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players. His life has been intertwined with almost every major blues legend, including Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, Peetie Wheatstraw, Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter, Little Walter and Magic Sam. He has influenced a lifetime of musicians and won numerous awards, most recently a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album of 2008.
The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by blues musician James Montgomery and Woods Hole Film Festival founder Judy Laster. Musicians who have supported the festival in the past include members of Aerosmith, Jim Belushi, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John, Dickie Betts, Koko Taylor, Robert Cray, James Cotton, and Shemekia Copeland, to name a few.