From looking at how blues-based rock and roll has made a bit of a comeback in this century, a case can be made that Austin musician Black Joe Lewis is one of the more underrated adopters of the style. His blend of howls and talking blues — reminiscent John Lee Hooker and Motown swagger — is nothing short of stunning both on record and on the stage. This year, Lewis and his backing band The Honeybears are poised to break through to a new level of stardom, and their new video for “PTP” is a great start.

The music video is completely animated while being adorned in the colors of crimson red and marigold yellow. Roger Haus is behind the illustration and animation along with undertaking the editing duties with Eloi Tomàs. The amazing assortment of colors is courtesy Anna Curto. The visuals has Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears performing while a girl moves around on a pair of roller skates. It’s a groovy track and the video does it justice.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ new album Backlash is due out February 10, and on that same day the crew kick off a tour of North America at Waterloo Records in Austin. Two weeks later (February 24), they’ll be making a stop at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge to heat up the bitter chill. Check out the video, as well as all upcoming Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears tour dates, below.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Tour Dates:
February 10 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records
February 14 Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon
February 15 Mobile, AL – The Merry Widow
February 16 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
February 17 Charleston, SC – Charleston Pourhouse
February 18 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
February 20 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
February 21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
February 22 New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
February 24 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
February 25 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
February 27 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
February 28 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
March 02 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 03 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
March 04 Chicago, IL – Metro
March 06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
March 07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
March 08 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
March 29 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
March 30 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
April 01 San Diego, CA – Casbah
April 02 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
April 04 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 06 Seattle, WA – Neumos
April 07 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
April 08 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
April 09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
April 11 Boise, ID – Neurolux
April 12 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
April 13 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
April 14 Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Company
April 15 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

Black Joe Lewis Tour Dates

 

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