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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Venue: Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Genre: Blues, Funk & Soul
Artist Website: blackjoelewis.com
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears return with their most subversive record to date: an exploration of the sordid trappings of ego, isolation, consumption, waste and war. Sonically inspired by the Hill Country blues, cowpunk, and the southern soul of Stax, this album charts new territory with a heavy stream of lyrical consciousness.
The band’s fifth studio album is influenced by Lewis’ first decade on the road, embodying a deep repertoire of sounds and drawing from the heavy grooves of Albert King, the punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland and the soulfully layered horns of the Stones. No one’s sound holds more weight than the next; all are all-omnipresent throughout.
“The Difference Between Me & You” is the band’s fifth studio album and while it’s an approach that might veer slightly from the typical sounds those who’ve followed the band are used to hearing, it was a conscious step in a new direction for Lewis. When asked, Lewis said he wanted to “make a more complex and reflective record” than he had before.
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Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
645 E. First Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015