Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Legendary Delta Blues Great David "Honeyboy" Edwards in Concert in Miami Florida

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An Evening with a Legendary Delta Blues Great David "Honeyboy" Edwards in Concert February 20 at the Colony Theatre

Tigertail continues its 30th Anniversary Season with David "Honeyboy" Edwards, February 20, 2010 at the Colony Theatre. Born in 1915, Honeyboy is one of the last links to Robert Johnson, and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players still performing. He is a living legend, and his story is truly part of history. He is the real deal. Edwards will receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on January 30, 2010. 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 and a prestigious NEA National Heritage Fellowship award.

"... [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

This one-night only concert is presented by the non-profit Tigertail Productions, a South Florida leader in innovative cultural work. "David 'Honeyboy' Edwards is astounding. He still performs 100 concerts a year. Tigertail is proud to present this American musical legend," said Tigertail Executive Director Mary Luft.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets with priority entrance and best seating. There are no reduced student or senior tickets for this event. Tickets may be purchased online at and by phoning 305 545 8546, through Ticketmaster, or in person at the Colony Theatre box office, at 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Parking information and directions are available at

Tigertail Productions, founded in Miami in 1979, produces a full season of contemporary performance, along with projects in the literary and visual arts. The 2009-2010 season has already included a book launch and reading of Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual; a concert by the Dutch group, Third Man Trio; AXIS Dance Company, physically-integrated dance company from San Francisco, as part of danceAble and the FDA WinterFest. Following this David "Honeyboy" Edwards concert on February 20, Tigertail brings the virtuoso guitarist Leo Kottke, March 20, also at the Colony; Alta Realitat, a dance/theater duo from Barcelona, Spain, April 9 & 10, again at the Colony; and spoken word and literary arts events throughout the year, including Regie Cabico with SpeakOut at the end of January and Iyeoka Okowa with WordSpeak mid-April. A Tigertail "green" fundraiser will take place o n May 15. For more information about Tigertail and full season details visit them on the web at or call 305 324 4337.
The David "Honeyboy" Edwards concert is funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.

WHAT: David "Honeyboy" Edwards in concert

WHEN: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm, one night only

WHERE: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

TICKETS: $35 general admission

$50 VIP ticket, priority entrance and best seating

Tickets online at or by phone 305 545 8546


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