Joe Burton, affectionately known as "Lil" Joe from Chicago,
is the quintessential Blues instrumentalist in a class of
his own. "Lil" Joe's career began in 1964 with the late
great Junior Wells. Joe's relationship with Junior continued for years but he also toured with B.B.King for seven years as well as other great acts such as, Van Morrison, Bobby Womack, Joe Tex, Otis Clay, Little Milton,
and many others. He has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show,
Midnight Special, Soul Train and a host of others. Joe is
well known throughout Europe and the United States. He is
famous for his heart-wrenching solos and tasteful high-energy performances. His uniquely versatile approach to traditional and contemporary blues is legendary. He effort-
lessly blends the fat round tones of his trombone with various styles and formats of Roots Music. His recordings
include, Lucille Talks Back, Guess Who, Mississippi Seeds,
L.A.Midnight, B.B.King & Bobby Bland For the First Time,
(all with B.B.King). Junior Wells Live at Buddy Guys Legends,(which was nominated for a Grammy in 1997).
Junior Wells, Live Around the World. The Mess is ON, Get
Your House in Order (Mudcat). Junk Food (A.C.Reed).
After recording with so many notables as "Lil" Joe Burton,
he now has his first solo CD as "Lil" Joe from Chicago, Produced by Lola Gulley.