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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears & Cedric Burnside
Tue, Nov 1 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears & Cedric Burnside

Tuesday, Novemeber 1st
7p doors / 8p show
$20 advance / $25 day of show
All Ages
+$2 at the door if under 21

Black Joe Lewis
Black Joe Lewis is the realest motherfucker there is. When Covid sidelined his touring thispast year, he started laying concrete to help support his baby mama and his kid. That’sfuckin’ real. When Joe and his band, the Honeybears, popped onto the national stage over adecade ago, many critics embraced him but still, there were some that maintained that theyhadn’t paid their dues. Joe’s still here. Still going. Still cashing checks and snapping necks.The dues of hard work; the delirious heights of the industry as well as the disappointmentsand low hanging fruit. Through this all, Joe’s only honed his mastery over gut bucket bluesguitar and his true voice. It’s a vital and distinctly American voice that never anticipated theattention he wound up receiving, never went looking for it either. It just started happening.The garage, the blues, the propulsive and synergistic live performances that inhabit thespaces of James Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and the MC5...those things happened naturallyfrom the very beginning and could only be accurately communicated in the live experience,not a press release or a slick brand campaign. Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Cedric Burnsideand Lightnin Malcolm, The Dirtbombs, Detroit Cobras, the Strange Boys; these are some ofthe artists that Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears shared countless bills with; almost a rollcall of the most influential soul and garage bands of the last twenty five years.

Cedric Burnside

The blues is music for all time—past, present, and future—and few artists simultaneously exemplify those multiple temporal moments of the genre like North Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside. The Mississippi Hill Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter contains within him the legacy and future of the region’s prescient sound stories. At once African and American and southern and Mississippian, these stories tell about love, hurt, connection, and redemption in the South. His newest contribution to this tradition is I Be Trying, a 13-track album treatise on life’s challenges, pleasures, and beauty. “Life can go any kind of way,” Burnside says. With almost 30 years of performing and living blues in him, he would know.

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears