Willie J Campbell, longtime bass player for the James Harman Band and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, died Dec. 18, 2022, after a battle with ALS.
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The legend of the Kid Ramos/Lester Butler ‘hard-edge blues unit’ Snake Snake
“My idea was … a raw, hard-edge blues unit,” Kid Ramos tells nofightin.com about 1997’s mythical supergroup Snake Snake, fronted by Lester Butler.
Snake Snake at the Blue Cafe 1997
We have written about Snake Snake before, believing a band with that brilliant a name could only be a myth. But here they are — Kid Ramos, Willie J. Campbell, Stephen Hodges and Lester Butler — on a June 13, 1997, at the Blue Cafe in Long Beach, Calif. Funny that this was right afterContinue reading “Snake Snake at the Blue Cafe 1997”
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”