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Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
December 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12
Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, JUMP START, will perform at The 21st Saloon in Omaha on Thursday, December 17. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil’ Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials — bassist James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton — deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. Currently celebrating 27 history-making years together, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor’s edge. In 2013, the band was awarded the Living Blues Critics’ and Readers’ Awards for Best Live Performer. The band won this same distinction in the 2012 and 2011 Living Blues Critics’ Poll.
The group won the coveted 2009 Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year, the same honor they received in 2007.