Ed Williams: King of the Gutbucket Blues

Ed Williams, the veteran Chicago slide guitarist, singer and songwriter, formed Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials in 1975 and hasn’t stopped rocking the blues since. The band has released eight albums and won The Blues Foundation’s “Blues Music Award for Band of the Year” in both 2007 and 2009 and the Best Live Band Award in the 2011 Living Blues Critics’ Poll. When we caught up with Lil’ Ed, he was “messing around in his studio,” but he took a break to share with us why he loves to play the blues, his inspiration and greatest memories, and a[…]

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