Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Fresh on the heels of Lil’ Ed’s release Heads Up, Jubilee presents the Chicago bluesman in all his hard-rocking glory.

“The music goes through me, and it brings out the happiness in me,” says guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lil’ Ed Williams. “Once I feel it, I’m gone—wild and crazy!” From smoking slide guitar runs to raw-boned Chicago shuffles to the deepest blues, the five-foot, one-inch Lil’ Ed and his blistering, road-tested band, the Blues Imperials, get wild and crazy every time they hit the stage.

Between their wonderfully raucous music and Ed’s flying leaps, duck-walking through the audience, and slides across the stage on his knees, it’s no wonder the Boston Globe called Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials “the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.”

This artist appears in Jubilee #716: Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.