Lester Butler remembered at Simi Valley Cajun & Blues festival

For one afternoon only, Lester Butler was back on stage. A portrait of Butler — blowing harp, arms covered in tats — by artist Theo Reijnders rested on an easel stage left May 29 at the 22nd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival for a performance by Big Pete and his Lester ButlerContinue reading “Lester Butler remembered at Simi Valley Cajun & Blues festival”

Lester Butler tributes in Netherlands, California

It seems we’re heading into a little Lester Butler renaissance. Not only is “13 featuring Lester Butler” being reissued on March 22, but two tribute shows are set up featuring many of the musicians heard on that record. First up is Lester Butler Tribute Night March 25, 2011, with the Lester Butler Tribute Band atContinue reading “Lester Butler tributes in Netherlands, California”