A “showman not to be missed”

Headlining the opening night will be twenty-time Blues Music Award nominee Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials. Lil’ Ed Williams continues the lineage of such Chicago slide guitar masters as Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, and Williams’ uncle, J.B. Hutto. The fan favorite, fez-wearing, toe-walking showman is not to be missed.

By Brian Cornish, before Lil’Ed & The Blues Imperials performance at the Chenango Blues Festival, on August 18, 2017, in Norwich, New York. Read the full story in NYS Music