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Austin, TX musicians Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears employ a classic blues / rock / funk sound that is both instantly addictive and somewhat timeless. The band recently finished a huge tour of the US, including a stop at Metro in Chicago where the Groovebug team were in attendance. The tour was a secondary run supporting his last album, Scandalous, which you can now stream in full via the Groovebug iPad app. Fans of The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix and Charles Bradley would all be interested in checking out the sounds on the album.
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Q: Tell us about the tour you just wrapped up… how did it feel to sell out iconic venues such as Metro in Chicago?
A: The tour was a good one for us. We don’t have a brand new record out now [Scandalous was last year] and all the shows were still packed so that’s bad ass. Selling out Metro blew my mind. I didn’t expect that. It was a giant stoic Chicago crowd.
Q: What impact has touring had on your career?
A: We do this for the live shows. We love it and it is what we are best at so touring is my favorite thing. I saw the mountains and the ocean for the first time on tour. I hadn’t been to many places prior, so it’s bad ass.
Q: Which do you enjoy most - performing live or recording in the studio?
A: Like I said, the live sh*t is the best.
Q: What is the most fun you’ve ever had writing a song? Either actually writing it or the situation that inspired it?
A: I guess Ballad of Jimmy Tanks. I just read the story in the paper about an old man that had a gun battle with the repo men and took one out but they got him too. The song just wrote its self.
Q: Which places or people inspired the songs on the Scandalous album?
A: She’s So Scandalous was about this scandalous b*tch that always cheated on me but I kept going back for more
Q: What can fans expect next from Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears? Time off to relax? Back in the studio?
A: We just finished recording the next album and it’s our best work yet. So… expect us to be in your town again soon.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: My dad said I need to learn to be patient. My rush attitude has bit my ass a lot of times. In a lot if different ways.
Q: Which historical musical moment do you wish you were present for?
A: To see Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop.