Lil Ed Blues Imperials Tickets
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Everyone loves a story that shows the rise of individuals from rags to riches. Lil Ed Williams is the story of one such individual who faced a lot of struggles to become a super star during the joyous era of the 70's.
Lil Ed fell in love with music thanks to his uncle, himself an established singer and musician. Under the tutelage of his uncle J.B. Hutto, Lil Ed got the privilege of learning slide as well as bass and drums. Such was his enthusiasm to be great that he moved into his uncle's garage just so that he could play and perfect his art with every free minute that he got. His half-brother James Young a.k.a Pookie, followed in his brother's footsteps and before anyone could have imagined, Lil Ed had made a small band which he named Lil Ed Blues Imperials. Their uncle kept pushing his nephews to realize their dream. Hutto was a true mentor to both Lil Ed and James Young.
In less than a decade the band made a name for itself. The young duo was duped as a prodigy of the greats Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor albeit mistakenly. Lil Ed gave a new sound to hard rock music dance music. Unknown to so many fans is the fact that in their early days, these boys went through their share of struggles. To make ends meet they both worked shifts at a petrol station cleaning cars, were the paper boys of a local newspaper and ran the local school bus as well. Their first ever professional performance came in 1975 when they performed at Big Dukes' Blue Flame. What was even more incredible was their paycheck. A full 6 dollars; paid in cash. A thorough gentleman at heart, Lil Ed split the six dollars evenly amongst all the band members.
Their struggles did not discourage them. Alligator Records signed them in the mid-80s and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials were making waves across the whole region. In 1986, the band released its first album titled, Roughhousin. It went viral across the US.
Dance music was soon becoming all the rage and Lil Ed was immensely talented in this genre. The band performed sold out touring concerts. After a few years of success within the US, the band went international and toured Europe, Japan and Canada. Alligator Records organized a 20th Anniversary tour in 1989. By the early 90s the band had their third album out. This was titled, What You See is What You Get. The band was already appearing with big names in the music industry like Koko Taylor and Elvin Bishop. If you are a fan of the band then book your Lil Ed Blues Imperials tickets.
With the success of his band's third album and a few tours, the band announced a seven year hiatus. Lil Ed continued with his passion for music and released two amazing albums titled, Keep on Walkin' and Who's Been Talking. Both albums sold platinum. In 1999 the band reunited. Get Wild was their fourth successful album to hit the shelves and Heads Up, which was their fifth album success followed right after. Their latest two albums were Rattleshake and Full Tilt.
Today Lil Ed Blues Imperials continues to woo crowds across the US. Their band members include Dave Weld, Kelly Littleton, Louis Henderson and Michael Garrett other than the founding brothers. They enjoy a great fan following which can be seen from the sold out crowds that they perform to. With your Lil Ed Blues Imperials tickets, you can be a part of a mind blowing music show.