Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

A screaming blues slide guitar, and enthusiastic interactive live show are the hallmark of performances by Chicago blues man Lil' Ed & his Blues Imperials! 
I have been privileged to see Lil' Ed three times, once at Tornado Alley (a defunct Kensington, Maryland venue), the 1998 Washington, D.C. Blues Festival, and 1999 Cape Fear Blues Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Lil' Ed and me just after he finished his blow-out set at the Cape Fear Blues Festival, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Lil' Ed (Ed Williams) & The Blues Imperials autographed 1999 CD release, "Get Wild" jacket. (l-r Michael Garret-guitar, Kelly Littleton-drums, James "Pookie" Young-bass, and Lil' Ed--lead guitar, centered).  This lineup has been with Ed since at least the early 1990's.

The Blues Society of The Lower Cape Fear, NC, put on a dynamite blues festival in mid-1999 (complete with giant guitars). Lil' Ed was the headliner. Blues Guitarist, Eddie King, and Lil' Ed jam at the Cape Fear Blues Festival.  Click here for more blues fest. action..
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