1998 Bolwerk, Sneek: Butler plays blues the way it should be

From our friend Feelgood comes this story about 13’s Jan. 30, 1998, gig at Bolwerk, videos of which are available on YouTube. Nothing groundbreaking here, but a fine read nonetheless. More accurate translations are appreciated. LESTER BUTLER PLAYS BLUES THE WAY IT SHOULD BE by Jacob Haagsma, Leeuwarder Courant Jan. 20, 1998 SNEEK — From PinkpopContinue reading “1998 Bolwerk, Sneek: Butler plays blues the way it should be”

Block in memoriam: Lester Butler

The introduction page of the April/May/June 1998 issue of Dutch blues magazine Block read, “Daarbij kwam het schokkende nieuws rond het overlijden van Lester Butler, een week na diens spirituele optreden in Ospel.” (“It came the shocking news about the death of Lester Butler, a week after his spiritual appearance in Ospel.”) The magazine pagesContinue reading “Block in memoriam: Lester Butler”

Red Devils Moulin ’93 review from Block

Dutch blues magazine Block was an early supporter of The Red Devils, continuing through the 13 years as well. This review of the the 1993 Moulin Blues Festival comes courtesy of Feelgood. We’ve done our best to do a translation of The Red Devils’ mention — if you have a better translation, put it inContinue reading “Red Devils Moulin ’93 review from Block”

Block magazine fills in 1993 calendar holes

Our good friend Feelgood has sent us a number of magazine clippings that help fill in some of the dates on the Red Devils timeline. Much of these come from the Agenda section of Block, a blues magazine based in The Netherlands. There are several clippings available, but we’ll start with 1993. The first twoContinue reading “Block magazine fills in 1993 calendar holes”

More Netherlands ticket stubs, 1993-97

We are continuing to sift through Feelgood’s fantastic collection of Red Devils and 13 memorabilia. He’s sent us a lot of great stuff to look at, including images of several ticket stubs, and the really cool handbill at right. It is from the Nov. 18, 1993, gig at Schaaf, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Appears that PaulContinue reading “More Netherlands ticket stubs, 1993-97”

Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts

There is no better way to show your devotion to a band than a concert T-shirt. Unfortunately, there are very few options for The Red Devils or 13; when we saw 13 on tour in the Midwest in 1997, they really had no merch to speak of (and unfortunately, the Devils’ 1992 tour is somethingContinue reading “Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts”