An album absolutely bursting with Lil' Ed's rollicking slide-work and raw-boned vocals on a joyous blend of burning boogies, romping shuffles and heart-stopping slow blues. The ever-ready Blues Imperials continue to be his perfect sidekicks, laying down greasy, percolating grooves with reckless precision.
Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, JUMP START, will perform at Blues In Schoten in Schoten, Belgium on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues.
Ook met deze cd hebben Li'l Ed & the Blues Imperials bewezen dat zij waardige erfgenamen zijn van de Chicagostijl slidegitaristen à la Hound Dog Taylor en J.B. Hutto. Het staat vol met pure Chicagoblues en ik ben ervan overtuigd dat zij met dit album opnieuw benadrukken bij het beste te horen dat de Chicago op muzikaal gebied heeft voortgebracht.
Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials will perform at the Highlands Festival in The Netherlands on Saturday, May 28, 2011. They will be playing songs from their most recent CD, FULL TILT. Chicago slide guitar master Lil' Ed Williams and his blistering, road-tested band, The Blues Imperials - guitarist Mike Garrett, bassist James "Pookie" Young and drummer Kelly Littleton - are celebrating an amazing 20 years together. FULL TILT is simply the rawest, truest, most electrifying blues being made today. Amazon selected FULL TILT as the #7 Top Blues release of 2008. The group picked up the coveted 2009 Band Of The Year Blues Music Award, the same honor they received in 2007. Lil' Ed Williams also received the 2009 Best Live Performer Award in the Living Blues Critics' Poll.