David "Honeyboy" Edwards is one of the few remaining original practitioners of the acoustic Delta blues style. As a guitarist and country blues singer, Edwards has been playing "traditional and unadulterated Mississippi Delta blues" since he left his home in Shaw, Mississippi, at the age of fourteen. The New York Times calls Edwards one of "the last authentic performers in blues idiom that developed in central Mississippi during the second and third decades of the century," and Rolling Stone says "he shows that you don't always need a band to move people's feet." Louisiana Red not only plays the Blues, he lives it through his guitar and his singing. Strongly influenced by Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins and Arthur Crudup, he has long ago found his own voice, his own style, his own form of expression. His albums have been called masterpieces by critics, and in 1983 he won a W.C. Handy Award as best traditional blues artist.