Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Reel Blues Fest - October 8, at the House of Blues

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2010 Contact: Ellen Gitelman American Graphiti



The Reel Blues Fest to Honor Delta Blues Legend & 2010 Lifetime Grammy Award Winner David “Honeyboy” Edwards October 8, at the House of Blues

95 year old to perform with Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, the James Montgomery Band & more

BOSTON, MA— In honor of his 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the Reel Blues Fest presents a special tribute to legendary Delta Blues guitarist David “Honeyboy” Edwards at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 8, at the House of Blues in Boston. Edwards will be joined on stage by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, the James Montgomery Band featuring David Hull of the Joe Perry Project, Santana’s Mike Carabello, Barry Goudreau (former member of the band Boston), the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones horn section), and other special guests. Ernie and the Automatics, featuring Barry Goudreau and Sib Hassian (also a former member of the band Boston), opens the show. The evening raises funds for musicians’ health care and first time filmmakers.

Honeyboy, who at age 95 still maintains a heavy touring schedule, is Robert Johnson’s only living disciple and one of the last original acoustic Delta blues players. His life has been intertwined with almost every major blues legend, including Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, Peetie Wheatstraw, Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter, Little Walter and Magic Sam. He has influenced a lifetime of musicians and won numerous awards, most recently a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album of 2008.

The Reel Blues Fest, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by blues musician James Montgomery and Woods Hole Film Festival founder Judy Laster. Musicians who have supported the festival in the past include members of Aerosmith, Jim Belushi, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John, Dickie Betts, Koko Taylor, Robert Cray, James Cotton, and Shemekia Copeland, to name a few.

Tickets are $30 and are available through www.ticketmaster.com. VIP tickets, which include a buffet and meet and greet with the performers in the Foundation Room from 6:00-7:00 PM and a VIP lanyard, are $120 each. For more information about the festival call 508-495-3456 or visit www.thereelbluesfest.org.


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