The Imperial Crowns sprang from the hearts, souls and brains of Jimmie Wood and J.J. Holiday way back in 1993 in LA. They shared a love of electric and country blues as well as soul, rock n’ roll, swamp pop, psychedelic, rockabilly, jubilee and quartet gospel music.
They shared a love of electric and country blues as well as soul, rock n’ roll, swamp pop, psychedelic, rockabilly, jubilee and quartet gospel music. While they were recording the first album (Imperial Crowns), they were playing in the Sacred Hearts with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Taj Mahal, Gatemouth Brown, The Blind Boys, Chaka Kahn, Ann Peebles, etc. every Monday night at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip! The Crowns started touring the European continent in 2002 and steadily grew a dedicated following of younger folks as well as older blues fans and have been celebrated at pop festivals like BosPop as enthusiastically as they were at The Moulin Blues in Ospel, Netherlands and The Peer Rhythm and Blues Festival, Belgium. As far North as Norway’s Bergen Blues and Rn’B Festival and as far south as The Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia The Imperial Crowns naturally shook up the fans and co-performers alike!
They took a break in 2008, which ended up lasting ‘til 2015 when they went back into the studio together to record “The Calling” and later “25 LIVE” for DixieFrog Records. They returned to Europe in 2016, 2017 and 2018. And will be back in 2023 Preachin’, Teachin’, and Reachin’ for the stars! Laying down their own brand of rockin’ psyche-delta soul that cannot be duplicated by anybody, living or dead! that cannot be duplicated by anybody, living or dead!
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