roots. Born in Louisiana, he lived in Chicago for 15 years while touring and playing with his brother, Nolan Struck, and the great McKinley Mitchell as well as blues legends Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Edward later moved to Jackson, Mississippi. A regular guitarist at the famous Subway Club in Jackson, Edward was featured in the documentary The Last of the Mississippi Jukes. He has played festivals and venues across the state and has been featured at the Chicago Blues Festival. He has participated in Blues in the Schools programs, teaching about the Blues and Mississippi’s musical heritage, and is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster through the Mississippi Arts Commission. Edward has been honored on three blues markers on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail; The Subway, The Queen of Hearts and the Ace Records marker. He has received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music. This performance made possible by the Fast Track Presenters Grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.
Festival will be on the Square in Oxford
Manager: Peggy Brown, Hit the Road Entertainment www.hittheroadent.com
Bio: King Edward is an authentic Mississippi blues musician with Louisiana and Chicago roots who can play R&B and jazz as well. Born in Louisiana, he moved to Chicago and lived there for 15 years touring and playing with his brother Nolan Struck and the great McKinley Mitchell. In Chicago he also play...See Full Bio
Rick Lewis (drums), Johnny Sharpe (keys), Calvin Lacey or Willie James (bass)
"I am mentioned on 3 Mississippi Blues trail markers here in Jackson....the Queen of Hearts club on MLK Drive, I used to play there when I first got to Jackson. And then at the site of the Subway Lounge where I used to play and then at Ace Records...it's just down from the King Edward hotel. My picture is on the the Queen of Hearts marker. That is an honour for me."