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Showing posts with label King Edward Antoine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label King Edward Antoine. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2011

King Edward - I'll Play the Blues

King Edward, Edward Antoine, was born in Rayne, Louisiana. Teaching himself to play the guitar, King became known as “The Blues Picking King”.
King Edward lived in Chicago for 15 years where he performed at the Regal Theater and toured with his brother Nolan Struck and the great McKinley Mitchell.
King later moved to Jackson, MS where he recorded his first album, “Genuine Mississippi Blues” with ACE Music Company and was later featured in the documentary The Last of the Mississippi Jukes, filmed at the famous Subway Club in Jackson, MS. He has become a legendary blues artist in Mississippi playing festivals and venues across the state, as well as festivals in St. Louis and Chicago. King Edward leads his own band, The King Edward Band, and is also the lead guitar player in the Central Mississippi Blues Society Band. King can be seen on a regular basis in Jackson, MS at the Queen of Hearts , the 930 Blues CafĂ© and Underground 119. He has been honored on 3 blues markers , the Queen of Hearts , the Subway, and the Ace Records marker, all in Jackson, Mississippi on the State of MS Blues Trail. King has received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music. He is a member of the Central MS Blues Society and the Blues Foundation.