Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Sugarfoot

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Austin, TX based Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears know how to groove. Joe Lewis first picked up a guitar in 2002, when he was 20 years old and working at a pawn shop. “I just ended up buying one one day, and then I just kind of learned on my own, and then would try to hang out with people that are playing,” he recalls. “I did some really bad shows and I surprised people when I’d keep coming back.”

It was a gig at the University of Texas’s Forty Acres Fest, that Lewis first connected with the musicians that now form The Honeybears. Together, the seven members developed the garage soul sound that has struck a sympathetic note across the Austin musical landscape: a stew of old funk, dirty delta-soaked blues and brassy soul, topped with stream-of-consciousness lyrics that teem with humor and profanity.

That sound can be heard in the track Sugarfoot, off of their first full length album Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!


Anonymous | June 2, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Very Funkified!

Anonymous | June 9, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Reminds me of some James Brown funk....

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