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

October 28, 2012

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 Pinkpop […]

Block in memoriam: Lester Butler

April 10, 2012

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 pages […]

Red Devils Moulin ’93 review from Block

December 3, 2011

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 in […]

Block magazine fills in 1993 calendar holes

January 16, 2011

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 two […]

More Netherlands ticket stubs, 1993-97

September 1, 2010

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 Paul […]

Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts

August 8, 2010

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 something […]