King Edward is an authentic Mississippi blues musician with Louisiana and Chicago roots who can play R&B and jazz as well. King has played with blues legends such as McKinley Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Sam Myers. King recorded his first album with the historic Ace Record Company in Jackson. 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 Mississippi Blues Trail: The Subway Lounge, The Queen of Hearts, and Ace Records markers. 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.
King Edward leads The King Edward Band or can perform as a duo or acoustic act. He has participated in and directed blues in the schools programs, as well as blues symposiums, teaching students and adults about the blues and Mississippi’s musical heritage. His latest CD is “King Edward, 50 Years of Blues.”