Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials


Fri, Jun 21, 2024

Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials: Chicago Blues Royalty

"Electrifying, raucous, pure Chicago blues...Lil' Ed is a guitarist extraordinaire...slashing slide and flamboyant stage persona." –Chicago Tribune

"Rough and ready blues played with unmitigated intensity...Swirling, snarling, riveting slide...The Blues Imperials pound out riffs and rhythms like they're overdosing on boogie juice. Scorching and soulful, joyous and stomping." –Living Blues

In a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for over 30 years as the undisputed royalty of Chicago blues. Fueled by Lil' Ed's gloriously rollicking slide work, deep blues string bending, and rough-edged, soulful vocals, the band's big sound is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets.

As the Chicago Sun-Times aptly describes, "Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor." Their electrifying live performances, marked by Lil' Ed's flamboyant stage presence and the band's relentless energy, have earned them a devoted following both in their hometown and around the world.

Through their uncompromising commitment to the blues tradition and their ability to infuse it with a fresh, modern edge, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have cemented their status as one of the most respected and influential blues acts to emerge from the Windy City. As they continue to captivate audiences with their raw, soulful sound, this legendary band remains a shining beacon of Chicago's enduring blues legacy.