Lester Butler contributed the song “Black Bag Blues,” and his distinctive harmonica playing, to California soul singer King Ernest’s 1997 release “King of Hearts.”
On April 11, 1993, The Red Devils shuffled into the MTV Europe London studios for a “most wanted” performance.
The Red Devils played several shows in Missouri in 1992, including two at The Regency Showcase in Springfield, Mo. Their first date was Aug. 22, 1992, according to an “Early Warning” brief in the Aug. 13, 1992, Springfield News-Leader. The band’s next show at the Regency would be just a month and a half later,Continue reading “Red Devils show ’em in Missouri in 1992”
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At the top of their game, The Red Devils performed its essential “2 Meter Sessies” set during its European tour in May 1993.
“The night before at Boogietown Festival in Belgium- THAT was a gig!” Alex Schultz said of this 13 show on May 1, 1998. What do you think?
“My idea was … a raw, hard-edge blues unit,” Kid Ramos tells nofightin.com about 1997’s mythical supergroup Snake Snake, fronted by Lester Butler.
Dusty Hill, the man who held down bass guitar duties and lent his unmistakable vocals to hits such as “Tush,” “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” and “Heard It on the X,” died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was 72. He had been off the road for a short while, with ZZ’s guitar tech Elwood FrancisContinue reading “ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, 1949-2021”
Legendary Blasters & Red Devils drummer Bill Bateman shares his drum-building secrets (and great gig stories) in rare magazine interview
If you lived around LA in 1996, there were plenty of chances to catch “Groanin’ Lester Butler” snoozing the blues at Jack’s Sugar Shack, Blue Cafe, the House of Blues, and many other haunts.