CIMMfest #8 & Orman Music & Media, Earwig Music Present

HONEYBOY EDWARDS CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Six Generations Of The Blues From Mississippi To Chicago
April 17th, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH
NOON - 3:00 PM
SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS
1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago

1ooth Birthday Celebration Of Legendary Delta Bluesman, NEA Heritage recipient,
Grammy Award Winner & Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,
David 'Honeyboy' Edwards

SIX GENERATIONS OF THE BLUES
FROM MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO...

From Mississippi
to Chicago

This film takes an in depth look at contemporary Chicago Blues, tracing its roots to rural Mississippi. Grammy winner & Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, David 'Honeyboy' Edwards (the last living link to Robert Johnson) tells his story about his first meeting with Johnson in Greenville, Mississippi and his journey to Chicago.

The documentary

Features artists in performance and conversation including the Mississippi bluesmen, David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Big Jack Johnson, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, John Primer, Sam Lay, Johnny Drummer, Aron Burton and the next generation, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, and Rob Stone...

Compelling interviews

With Michael Frank, Delmark/Jazz Record Mart's, Bob Koester and legendary journalist, Studs Terkel. Produced by Michael Frank, Lynn Orman Weiss, Scott Shuman, directors, Lynn Orman Weiss, Scott Shuman." I'm so happy to bring this documentary to the big screen again," Lynn Orman Weiss..

MEET AND GREET WITH THE DIRECTORS:
Lynn Orman Weiss, Scott Taradash, Michael Frank

Lynn Orman Weiss, Scott Taradash, Michael Frank

HONEY BOY AND THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES

A documentary that looks at the history of the blues through someone who saw its birth will also be shown. 'Honeyboy and the History of the Blues' looks at the career of David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, who passed away in Chicago on August 29, 2011 at the age of 96. 'Honeyboy' is a biographical journey that is as much the story of the man as it is about the music that he helped to create.

The film features interviews with musicians such as Keith Richards, Joe Perry, Robert Cray, B.B. King and Lucinda Williams talking about the importance of the blues, both on their own work and the history of American popular music. Edwards is also seen performing, in clubs, in a rural setting, and along the Chicago lakefront.

Six Generations of the Blues From Mississippi to Chicago
WHERE: The Society for Arts / WHEN: Sunday, April 17 @ 12:00 PM

A Honeyboy Edwards Birthday Moment

PREMIERE SHOWING:
JEFF DALE'S CONCERT FILM:

I'm Gonna' Tell You Somethin' That I Know
Live At The G Spot In LA With Honeyboy Edwards

JEFF DALE AND THE SOUTH WOODLAWNERS PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH
4:30 PM -7:30 PM
ROSA'S LOUNGE
3420 Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL

Jeff Stone, brothers in the Blues and Michael Frank of Earwig Music, will reunite for an evening and celebration of our south side roots and 100th birthday of David 'Honeyboy' Edwards. Honeyboy's favorite lemon and chocolate cake will be served.
Produced by Lynn Orman Weiss & CIMMfest #8


Generations of the Blues front Ro John Primer Kenny Smith Johnny Drummer Lynn Orman-Weiss X Honeyboy Edwards Michael Frank Rob Stone back row X X Bob Corritore Patrick Rynn Chris James Rodney Brown Aaron Burton

Jeff Stone, brothers in the Blues and Michael Frank of Earwig Music, will reunite for an evening and celebration of our south side roots and 100th birthday of David 'Honeyboy' Edwards. Honeyboy's favorite lemon and chocolate cake will be served. Produced by Lynn Orman Weiss & CIMMfest.

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