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David Honeyboy Edwards, the "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen" passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011.
Michael Frank, long time friend, musical partner and business manager for Mr. Edwards has announced the establishment of The Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues within the National Blues Museum in St. Louis Missouri.
Preparations for this fund have been underway since medical issues forced Honeyboy's retirement in July 2011 from his long and distinguished years of performing. The fund has been created by founders Michael Frank, CEO of Earwig Music Company, Inc., Barbara Hammerman, CEO Hammerman Philanthropic Partners, Amanda Gresham, CEO of Delta Music Experience, and Lynn Orman Weiss, CEO of Orman Music and Media Group.
The purpose of the fund is to acknowledge the contributions of Mr. Edwards and other elders of the blues such as Robert Lockwood, Homesick James, Henry Townsend, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith and Hubert Sumlin. This will be done through providing scholarships to blues workshops, internships, camps and other events teaching blues history, musicianship, and the business of sustaining a career in the blues business.