Above: Image of the Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears band.
Anatomy texts might not show it, but the greatest soul and blues music leaves no doubt that the hip bone is directly connected to the heart — a fact that’s driven home in every note laid down by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. As they prove on their Lost Highway debut, "Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is", the Austin-based combo has the kind of gritty attitude and deliciously greasy groove-consciousness that’d pass muster in the toughest juke joint.
While most rock bands are all too focused on the riff, The Sheepdogs remember the importance of those other elements that make for great rock music: melody, harmony and groove. To see them live is pure rock and roll jubilation, to revel in the splendour created by 3 part vocal harmonies and heavy hitting dual guitar leads.
Date: November 10th, 2011 at 9 p.m.
Cost: $18.00 / $20.00 day of show
Location: Belly Up Tavern, 143 South Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075-1963 Google Maps