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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

April 3, 2009

 

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears is an 8-piece soul/blues band out of Austin that will kick your ass with hi-octane tunes reminiscent of Little Richard and James Brown.  Joe Lewis attacks the mic with fits of urgency and The Honeybears bring it with a tight horn section, janglin’ guitars and nimble, prominent bass lines.  Think Daptones on a coke binge.  A total throwback. 

Their current tour skips New York (?) but I’ve got a feeling they’ll be here before long.  Don’t be surprised to see them as a late addition on the festival circuit as hype about their live show continues to spread.  Their major label debut, Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!, is available here.  Two tracks below.  Current tour dates after the jump.m_6a23abc4edec46c5bf1c2f027639232a

DOWNLOAD: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Gunpowder (MP3)

DOWNLOAD: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Get Yo’ Shit (MP3)

 

Apr 2 2009    Pearl Street Nightclub w/ Gomez    Northampton, MA

Apr 3 2009    The Pill- Great Scott    Allston, Massachusetts

Apr 18 2009  Grimey’s In Store – Record Store Day!    Nashville, Tennessee

Apr 18 2009  Rites of Spring – Vanderbilt University    Nashville, TN, Tennessee

Apr 23 2009   The Vogue w/ Robert Randolph    Indianapolis, IN

Apr 24 2009   The Pageant w/ Robert Randolph    St. Louis, MO

Apr 25 2009   The Lyric Oxford    Oxford, Mississippi

Apr 28 2009   Greenfield Amphitheatre w/ Robert Randolph    Wilmington, NC

Apr 29 2009   Georgia Theatre w/ Robert Randolph    Athens, GA

Apr 30 2009   Saenger Theatre w/ Robert Randolph    Mobile, AL

May 2 2009    KTSW Festival- Bar 141    San Marcos, Texas

May 7 2009    Walter’s On Washington w/ Lucero    Houston, Texas

May 8 2009    Emo’s Outside w/ Lucero    Austin, Texas

May 9 2009    Longhorn Saloon w/ Lucero    Ft. Worth, Texas

May 10 2009  Bash’s 2(in the Depot) w/ Lucero    Lubbock, Texas

May 12 2009  Rhythm Room w/ Lucero    Phoenix, Arizona

May 13 2009  Belly Up Tavern w/ Lucero    Solana Beach, California

May 14 2009   Alex’s Bar w/ Lucero    Long Beach, California

May 15 2009   Troubadour w/ Lucero    Los Angeles, California

May 16 2009   Slim’s w/ Lucero    San Francisco, California

May 17 2009   Rio Theatre w/ Lucero    Santa Cruz, California

May 19 2009   Harlow’s w/ Lucero    Sacramento, California

May 21 2009   Hawthorne Theatre w/ Lucero    Portland, Oregon

May 22 2009   Tractor Tavern w/ Lucero    Seattle, Washington

May 23 2009   Biltmore Cabaret w/ Lucero    Vancouver, British Columbia

May 24 2009   The Wild Buffalo w/ Lucero    Bellingham, Washington

Jul 11 2009     Chicago Folk & Roots Festival    Chicago, Illinois

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