Monday, April 18, 2011

Music Review - Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears:

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears is a band out of Austin, TX. The band is fronted by Black Joe Lewis who also plays the lead guitar; the sound is a fusion of blues and rock n’ roll. The sound is often gritty and the lyrics are very honest and not for the fainthearted. I guess you can say he’s “keeping it real”. I’m loving the horn section it’s a great compliment to the rock n’ roll guitar playing giving it a soulful bluesy twist. I have seen Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears several times in concert and I can tell you they are even better live! They put on high energy, electric show! Black Joe Lewis is charismatic on stage and his band mates are no slouches either.

Black Joe Lewis is surprisingly young for someone with such a soulful sound. I’d say he’s in his mid 20’s; so I foresee a long fruitful career for Mr. Lewis and his band mates.

“Like his forebears, Lewis writes from direct, often bitter experience with unflinching veracity. The songs of Scandalous are littered with the debris of age-old issues: hard times and one-night stands, lying and cheating, redemption and revenge. Gritty, raunchy and real, his music is not for the squeamish, but experiencing it fully can be genuinely cathartic.” –blackjoelewis.com

Newest Album: Scandalous (Released March 2011)

Tracks I’m loving besides them all: Scandalous, You Be Lyin'

Rating:
Pick up the album!

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