One good side effect of the election of Barack Obama is... it shines a spotlight on the city of Chicago. I lived and worked in Chicago between 1983 and 1985. It remains my favorite American city.
Today’s FREE MP3 comes from Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, a hard-rocking Chicago band led by slide guitarist Lil’ Ed Williams.
Williams is connected by blood to the great tradition of Chicago slide blues. Lil’ Ed’s uncle and teacher was Hall-of-Fame bluesman J.B. Hutto.
To hear “Hold That Train” on my Vox blog, click here. This track is from Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials’ new album, “Full Tilt.”
To download it, follow this link to Amazon.com.
And if you wanna get to know Lil’ Ed Williams a little bit deeper, check out this 10-minute promo video: