Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Honeyboy Edwards Fund For The Blues

Announcement has been made by Michael Frank, long time friend, musical partner and business manager for David "Honeyboy" Edwards, that in honor of and tribute to Mr. Edwards, The Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues has been established within the National Blues Museum in St. Louis MO. Preparations for this fund have been underway since medical issues forced Honeyboy’s retirement in July 2011 after 83 years of performing.

This fund has been created by founders Michael Frank, CEO of Earwig Music Company, Inc., Barbara Hammerman, 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 other elders of the blues such as Robert Lockwood, Homesick James, Henry Townsend and Pinetop Perkins. 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.

Contributions to this fund may be made to The National Blues Museum and designated to the Honeyboy Edwards Fund for the Blues. Such contributions may be sent:
c/o Robert J. Endicott, President of the Board, NBM
Bryan Cave LLP
One Metropolitan Square
211 N. Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

A Tribute Benefit Concert is planned for Wednesday, October 19, in Chicago, IL at Buddy Guy’s LEGENDS blues club.

For information about the fund and the concert, please contact Barbara Hammerman at 253.858.4435

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