American Blues Scene is on hand live with the Delta Music Experience and the National Blues Museum at the world famous Ground Zero Blues Club for the presentation of an amazing blues event. The upcoming museum is presenting the first scholarship for the Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues, a nonprofit scholarship created in the late bluesman’s honor. American Blues Scene reported on the scholarship recently.
David Honeyboy Edwards, the “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta bluesmen” passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011.
The fund has been created by founders Michael Frank, Mr. Edward’s manager and music partner and CEO of Earwig Music Company, Inc., and long time friends of Mr. Edwards, 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.