This is what I’m listening to right now!
Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears jump into the ring and keep throwing nothing but haymakers on their most recent release “Electric Slave”.
This Austin Texas based band may currently weigh-in as a fringe contender, but trust me when I say, they are poised for championship status!
This is the bands fourth release, but two of their previous undertakings, 2011’s “Scandalous”, and 2009’s “Tell Em’ What Your Name Is”, both bring sharp jabs, crisp hooks, and plenty of punching power.
While channeling the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and James Brown, they energetically mingle a blues, funk, and soul sound that is truly a knock out!
The tracks “Come To My Party” and “Dar Es Salaam” provide the kind of one-two combo from which no listener could bob or weave.
Joe Lewis worked in a pawn shop in Austin before he began playing guitar, but this band could go toe-to-toe with any of the other blues/rock groups out there today – and force many of those plodders to throw in the towel!