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Memories of Ernie Williams are still strong for Emanatian

The late bluesman Ernie Williams will be the focus of a tribute on Saturday by former members of his band, including guitarist Mark Emanatian, left.
The late bluesman Ernie Williams will be the focus of a tribute on Saturday by former members of his band, including guitarist Mark Emanatian, left.
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From 1991 to 2002, Mark Emanatian played lead guitar for the Ernie Williams Band. In that 11-year span, Emanatian became an integral part of the blues legend’s sound and style, helping co-write material for six of Williams’ albums, bringing a classic rock influence to Williams’ blues and gospel-drenched material. During Emanatian’s stint, the band played as far out as Los Angeles and Toronto. Since leaving Williams, Emanatian has kept busy with a number of projects, ...

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