Check out these rare photos featuring Bruce Willis and Lester Butler onstage in 1995.
Two soundboard-quality recordings shine light on The Red Devils’ 1992 opening slots for the Allman Brothers. The Sept. 1 Richmond, Va., and Sept. 4 Charlotte, N.C., recordings represent the band’s sixth and eighth opening spots (by our count) for the Brothers.
The recent health news of James Harman has reminded me, again, of the cyclical nature of the blues, and the passing down of music from one to another. Lester Butler was (in)famous for partaking in this tradition. What many probably don’t know is that the most notorious song on “13 Featuring Lester Butler” is notContinue reading “From Screamin’ Jay to Icepick James to 13 … the birth of a ‘Plague’”
James Harman — blues raconteur extraordinaire — is 74, without the means to earn a living, and beginning chemotherapy for Stage 4 cancer.
What happens when you get The Red Devils on your early-morning radio show in 1992? They give you their blistering take on “Shake ‘Em On Down.” Listen now …
Not knowing much about The Red Devils in 1992, the Def American press kit was pretty much the only source of info I had for the band. I got this press kit while working at the Indiana Daily Student, before the band came to play a gig at Jake’s Nightclub. I’ll write more about thatContinue reading “Red Devils 1992 Def American press kit”