David Honeyboy Edwards embodied the itinerant blues musician. Born in Shaw, MS. in 1915, he traveled throughout the south playing delta blues. He was a friend of Robert Johnson and was recorded for the Library of Congress by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1942. Throughout his career he played in the original delta blues tradition.
When he had a show in Cleveland in 2000, I picked him up at the airport. Edwards arrived by himself from Chicago carrying his guitar case. He was 85 years old at the time. It was a fleeting glimpse into the past.