Twenty-five years after the death of Lester Butler, No Fightin’ tells the story of those last days, using archival interviews, court documents and new sourcing.
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Lester Butler in 1997: ‘Blues is a healing thing’
Read this classic interview, “Blowin’ out reeds with Lester Butler,” from the March 28, 1997, Los Angeles Daily News.
Lester Butler and 13 on AllMusic
Jasper Heikens captured biography and review material from All Music for the original Lester Butler Tribute Site, including from Char Ham and Cub Koda.
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.
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.
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.”
Timeline: 13 new dates, including 1 accident
Eddie Clark’s 1998 datebook adds more gigs to the 13 timeline — plus one crash.
Pics: 13 at Rhythm Room in Phoenix 1998
Thanks to photographer David Horwitz in Tucson, we have these great images of 13 from the Rhythm Room in Phoenix from April 4, 1998.
Alex Schultz burns on ‘Devil Woman’ live video
Rare live video of 13 featuring Lester Butler performing “Devil Woman” in 1997, with an incinerating solo by Alex Schultz.
13’s brilliance at Boogie Town
“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?