Inside Lester Butler’s final 1997 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe chain, this time in Madrid.
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.
A look at Lester Butler’s 1997 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe in Moscow.
A look at Lester Butler’s 1996 residency at the Chesterfield Cafe in Paris.
Check out some of the earliest Red Devils/Lester Butler fliers.
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.”
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’”
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.
Eddie Clark’s 1998 datebook adds more gigs to the 13 timeline — plus one crash.
Thanks to photographer David Horwitz in Tucson, we have these great images of 13 from the Rhythm Room in Phoenix from April 4, 1998.