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Debut Album From Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Due March 17

January 28th, 2009 5:00pm EST favorite Add to My News
Black Joe Lewis & The HoneybearsTell 'Em What Your Name Is!, the debut album from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears is set for release by Lost Highway on March 17. Formed in Austin, TX, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears is an eight-piece, garage-soul ensemble featuring groove-laden guitars, penetrating brass and a fiery frontman who exudes power and attitude.

Experiencing the raw energy of Black Joe's performances, accompanied by The Honeybears' masterful backing is the equivalent of a kick to the stomach. Their gut-shot style, felt in such songs as "Gunpowder", "Master Sold My Baby" and "I'm Broke", draws directly from their classic soul, R&B and blues influences. Inspiration from artists such as Otis Redding and The Bar-Kays, James Brown and Lightnin' Hopkins are clearly present in their songs and live shows, but Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears inject a full-tilt, unabashedly brash element to this old-school style.





Audiences at the 2008 Lollapalooza, CMJ and Austin City Limits Music Festival witnessed electrifying live sets from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and people are talking.

Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! was produced by Jim Eno of Spoon, and recorded, mostly live in the studio, in Austin, TX.


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears




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