Monday, July 24, 2006

Lil' Ed and Scotty, July 23, 2006

The Kansas City Blues Society's Sunday night concert series continued July 23 with Scotty & the Soultones opening for Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Scotty, pictured here, treated this showcase as a celebratory party.

They were excellent. The band's original material was just as memorable as the two cover songs they performed, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "Down Home Blues." Fans of Johnny Taylor and Tyrone Davis would be well served to support this band. Among local blues acts, only D.C. Bellamy rivals Scotty & the Soultones in quality.

Scotty wandered into the crowd several times. He even stopped the show when he spotted his long-lost brother.

It was uncharacteristically cool. And finally, a few City Market restaurants other than Winslow's stayed open to serve the audience of hundreds. Succotash and the Vietnamese joint seemed to be doing brisk business.

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials come in all shapes and sizes.

This young woman exibits the only appropriate response to Lil' Ed's music.

The Blues Imperials are a Chicago-based blues band in the tradition of Hound Dog Taylor and J.B. Hutto.

The Sunday concert series lasts another two weeks.


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