Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
win top Blues Blast Award

For the second straight year, blues legends Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials won the coveted Blues Blast Award for Blues Band Of The Year.

The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Voting was open to the public at beginning July 1 and ending at midnight CST on August 15, 2017.

The band’s most recent album, The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, has been hailed as among their best. DownBeat magazine calls Ed a “forceful, outrageous Chicago blues slide-guitarist” whose “piping hot energy” makes him “a star of the first magnitude.”

According to The Chicago Tribune, “Williams represents one of the few remaining authentic links to pure Chicago blues.”