Honeyboy Edwards, the Last of the Great Delta Bluesmen, died Monday in Chicago at the age of 96.
“You could play the blues like it was a lonesome thing – it was a feeling. The blues is nothing but a story. … The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing … what they all went through. It’s not just a song, see?” Honeyboy Edwards in 1998