LIVE! David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards – Cozy’s in Sherman Oaks, CA (1/16/2010)

January 27, 2011

Honeyboy Edwards at Cozy's in Sherman Oaks

Honeyboy Edwards’ show at Cozy’s last year was bittersweet. It was amazing to see the 94-year-old guitarist get up and play the delta blues he learned in 1940s Mississippi. And while he makes B.B. King look young, it was also strange to watch a guy play the same songs he’s played for so many years in front of small audiences.

The music itself was great, if a little repetitive. Edwards’ fingers aren’t as nimble as they once were, but who can blame him. Before the show I glanced over at the bluesman only to see him double-fisting (a whiskey and a Heineken) — just like the music, it seems some things never change.

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