“Headed straight for the ceiling,” Lester Butler and The Red Devils look forward to a 1993 festival gig at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.
From the Sept. 3, 1992, Des Moines (Iowa) Register, we get this interview with Dave Lee Bartel. The occasion was a gig the next week, Sept. 9, at the Iowa State State Memorial Union’s Maintenance Shop (“M-Shop”) venue in Ames, Iowa. Tickets reasonably priced at $2 ($3 day of show). Where did the Devils play?Continue reading “‘A rowdy presentation of the blues’ … Dave Lee Bartel in 1992”
A bootleg of The Red Devils live at the Mississippi Blues Fest at Le Claire Park in Davenport, Iowa, July 2, 1993, is a solid capsule of the band on the summer festival circuit. It’s not an essential set by any means, and may be of interest only to the most hardcore of collectors. MostContinue reading “Bootleg review live from Iowa, 1993”