Jasper Heikens captured biography and review material from All Music for the original Lester Butler Tribute Site, including from Char Ham and Cub Koda.
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Butler & 13 jump at Chesterfield Cafe Madrid
Inside Lester Butler’s final 1997 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe chain, this time in Madrid.
13’s day off at North Sea, February 1998
Eddie Clark provided these photos of an off day on the North Sea from 13’s second to last tour of the Netherlands and Belgium in February 1998.
Lester Butler relaxes at Moscow’s Chesterfield Cafe, 1997
A look at Lester Butler’s 1997 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe in Moscow.
Paris on fire: Hook Herrera joins Lester Butler at Chesterfield Cafe, 1996
A look at Lester Butler’s 1996 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe in Paris.
Rare Red Devils fliers and backstage pass
Check out some of the earliest Red Devils/Lester Butler fliers.
Lester Butler & 13 reviews, collected
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.”
Intveld on Butler: ‘Taking something beyond where it’s been before’
Lester Butler and 13 were supposed to play their first gig at the Dixie Belle Restaurant in Downey on June 27, 1998. Butler never made it, but a tribute show was held for him that night. (An article that day noted Smokey Hormel, Steven Hodges and John Bazz all playing.) The man who promoted the show, EdContinue reading “Intveld on Butler: ‘Taking something beyond where it’s been before’”
The rare and collectible Red Devils
There isn’t much in the way of merchandise for The Red Devils or 13. Beyond the records, here is some of the swag that has been coveted by fans.
Timeline: 13 new dates, including 1 accident
Eddie Clark’s 1998 datebook adds more gigs to the 13 timeline — plus one crash.