Alex Crick for KEXP
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival. Alex Crick for KEXP
Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.
Black Joe Lewis and his backing band The Honeybears might sound sweet on paper, but there's nothing sugary about the Austin septet. Lewis and his band play lovelorn blues-rock with a blazing horn section that's as much James Brown as it is New York Dolls.
The band spent its early years opening for its fellow Austinites in Spoon and Okkervil River while developing a strong following at home. But, with the release of its sophomore full-length Scandalous, the band is looking to build a greater following outside its city limits.
Recorded live at The Gorge on Monday, May 30, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform here as part of the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival outside Seattle, Wash.