King Edward is an authentic Mississippi blues musician with Louisiana and Chicago roots who also plays R&B and jazz. Edward has played with legends such as McKinley Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Sam Myers. He was a regular guitarist at the famous Subway Lounge in Jackson, MS, and was featured in “The Last of the Mississippi Jukes.” He has played festivals and venues across Mississippi, the Southeast and Midwest and twice at The Chicago Blues Festival. King has been honored on three blues markers on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail, The Subway Lounge, The Queen of Hearts and the Ace Records marker. He received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music and is a member of the Central Mississippi Blues Society and the International Blues Foundation. In 2015 he released a new CD, “King Edward, 50 Years Of Blues.” He has had extensive interviews published in international publications including ABS magazine, France; Jefferson Blues magazine, Sweden; and Blues & Rhythm magazine, U.K. King Edward leads his own band (The King Edward Band) or duo act, and can perform as an acoustic act. He has participated in Blues in the Schools programs, as well as blues symposiums, teaching students and adults about the Blues and Mississippi’s music heritage.
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