Mick Jagger, live bootlegs, and a farewell: London’s Borderline club is a key part of The Red Devils’ story.
A look at Lester Butler’s 1996 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe in Paris.
The Red Devils “pitch an incendiary sound mix” in this classic Lester Butler interview from San Diego, 1993.
Papa Lightfoot recorded only a handful of singles, and missed out on the blues revival era. But this obscure bluesman’s slashing style made an impression on Lester Butler. #KingKingXXX
Check out some of the earliest Red Devils/Lester Butler fliers.
“Headed straight for the ceiling,” Lester Butler and The Red Devils look forward to a 1993 festival gig at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.
An appreciation of “special guest” Gene Taylor’s contribution to a legendary blues recording. #KingKingXXX
Listen as The Red Devils play a live set at Tower Records in Piccadilly Circus, London, on July 16, 1993.
Happy 30th birthday to The Red Devils’ “King King,” July 28, 1992. #KingKingXXX
Reviews for 1997’s “13 featuring Lester Butler” were collected at the time by Jasper Heikens for the Lester Butler Tribute Site. These long-lost reviews provide a snapshot of a moment in time when Butler was still breaking ground, “the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion meets Little Walter.”