Reporters never knew what they were going to get during a Lester Butler interview, as this Aug. 8, 1997, piece by Randy Cordova for the Arizona Republic shows. Chief among the surprises are some hotel hi-jinks between Les Butler and another guest, the unfortunately named Wes Butler.
Looking around a few months ago, I found this review of “King King” from the University of Houston Daily Cougar Online archives, Dec. 3, 1992. I really like the exuberance and imagery in this review. As a bonus: A Jeff Healey review! BLOSSOMING BANDS BESTOW PLEASING PLATTERS by Manuel Esparza Daily Cougar Staff How doContinue reading “‘Blast furnace blues’: Dec. 3, 1992, ‘King King’ review”
Just a few months after first hearing The Red Devils in 1992, I was thrilled to learn the band would be performing just down the street, at Jake’s Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana. The show — originally Sept. 28 — was rescheduled for Oct. 13, one week ahead of my 21st birthday. A press pass fromContinue reading “Live in Bloomington, 1992”
One of the best interviews with Lester Butler floating on the Internet is a 1997 Q&A with New Zealand music magazine The Real Groove called “13 with a bullet!” It touches on blues, drugs, religion and spirituality, tattoos, death, rehab and more. The interview is getting harder to find on the web, so here itContinue reading “Lester Butler — 13 with a bullet!”