The Davenport, Iowa, Dispatch and Rock Island Argus called The Red Devils “the stars of tomorrow.”
But this was the summer of 1993, and this was The Red Devils. So their shooting star would fizzle like a discount sparkler before the end of summer, its last few weeks with guitarist Paul Size.
First, though, was the band’s July 2, 1993, performance at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport. The Dispatch offered a fresh interview with an optimistic Lester Butler: