Event type: Ages 19+
* * Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials * *
The Great Lakes Blues Society is proud to present Chicago's own Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials as our first show of 2024! Come join us at the Canadian German Club on Thursday, January 11 at 8:00 PM and experience Chicago Blues at it's finest. This will be an incredible night of energetic Blues music where you can dance the night away or sit and enjoy the adventure that is Lil' Ed and The Blues imperials.
Lil’ Ed Williams comes to the blues naturally. His uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto, taught him how to feel, not just play the blues. Nine albums and thousands of performances later, Lil’ Ed is now universally hailed as a giant of the genre. Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials —bassist (and Ed’s half-brother) James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton— have remained together for over 30 years —an extraordinary feat for any group—, the band fueling Ed’s songs with their rock-solid, road-tested, telepathic musicianship.
“Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” – The Chicago Sun-Times
“Raw-boned, old-fashioned Chicago blues has a new young master – Lil’ Ed Williams.” – The New York Times
Cutoff is Thursday, January 11, 2024 7:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.