King Edward Blues Mississippi

Traditional Mississippi blues,
with a taste of Chicago, spices from Louisiana,
and some soul and rhythm’n blues thrown in…

King Edward Antoine is an authentic Mississippi blues guitarist and singer, with Louisiana and Chicago roots, who can play rhythm’n blues and jazz as well. He has performed with legends such as McKinley Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Sam Myers just to name a few.

Today, the guitarist leads his own band, the King Edward Band, and also performs duo and solo acoustic acts. He plays festivals and venues across Mississippi, the Southeast and the Midwest, and has been on the Chicago Blues Festival line-up twice. He was a regular guitarist at the famous Subway Lounge, in Jackson, Mississippi, until the juke-joint disappeared. He now performs every week at the Central Mississippi Blues Society’s Blue Monday, at Hal & Mal’s, in Jackson, among other venues.

King Edward is honored on three blues markers on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail: The Subway Lounge, The Queen of Hearts, and the ACE Records markers. He has received a Peavey Award for his contribution to Mississippi music, and is featured in The Last of the Mississippi Jukes documentary. He also regularly participates in Blues in the Schools programs, blues symposiums – teaching students and adults about the blues and Mississippi’s music heritage.

Incidentally, he even plays with his teeth or his hat… and speaks Cajun French!



50 Years of Blues “CD of the month”

King Edward’s 50 Years Of Blues was just reviewed as “CD of the month” in the latest issue of Blues & Rhythm magazine, in the U.K. A great review written by Mike…

King Edward spins on Blues 411

It’s King Edward Antoine getting the featured spin, prior was Gaye Adegbalola, & Jeff Jensen. […] They are all from the ‘Fresh Bytes’ segment of our daily shows. Blues 411 featured…

“Edward is ‘King’ of 50 Years of Blues”

A musical retrospective is akin to an artist presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to himself or herself. It’s not meant to be boastful – rather, reflective and introspective. Living for…

King Edward recalls Johnny Hi-Fi

Johnny Hi-Fi was booking big acts like Al Green and Stevie Wonder before he had become big and Johnny had the connections with Mowtown, that’s how big he was. —…

King Edward on French playlist

King Edward was featured on November 2 and 10, and December 1st, with My Nerve’s Gone Bad, Mr Charlie, and The Things That I Used To Do, three songs from his just released 50…