Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
Dec 8, 2019 | 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Law Office Pub and Music Hall | 226 S. Bridge St. | Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.882.9559
Dec 8, 2019
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Law Office Pub and Music Hall
226 S. Bridge St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for more than 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials -- bassist (and Ed's half-brother) James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues.
THE BIG SOUND OF LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS is musically electrifying, emotionally intense and downright fun. It features Lil’ Ed Williams' incendiary guitar playing and soulful, passionate singing, with the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cooking like mad alongside him. Williams wrote or co-wrote all but two of album’s 14 songs (those two being written by Lil' Ed's legendary uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto).