Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ New Studio Album “The Difference Between Me and You”


Texas blues-rock outfit Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are proud to announce the release of their fifth studio album, The Difference Between Me & You, out today, September 7, 2018. On The Difference Between Me & You, the band works to explore the human psyche through an impassioned and introspective lens while exploring a deep repertoire of sounds: the heavy grooves of Albert King, punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland, and the soulfully layered horns of The Rolling Stones.”We wanted to make a real blues album,” Lewis explains to Live For Live Music. “We were tired of seeing all this watered down pop stuff come across as “blues” music. A lot of the thematics, like most real blues music, are rooted in experience; both professionally & personally. Whether it’s from what I’m seeing in America coming out in songs like ‘Culture Vulture’ and ‘No Rhyme No Reason’ or singing about dedication in ‘Nothing But A Cliché’. We’ve lived it and been exposed to every level of the music industry from the major label rat race to grinding it out in shitty clubs.” He continues, “I just wanted to write about the people and things we see around us. Something more urgent and reflective than we’ve done in the past.”

Known for their high-energy, funky and psychedelic performances, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will kick off their North American tour tonight at their hometown album release show in Austin, TX. The band will continue to showcase cuts from their 13-track album as they travel across the US and Canada this fall. The string of dates will take the band across the south-west, and up the pacific coast where they will stop in Seattle for a newly announced two-night run. The band will then cross the Canadian border and weave across the northern states of the US before making their way down the East Coast. A full list of tour dates and festival performances is below.

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2018 Tour Dates:
9/7 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
9/11 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
9/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
9/14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Vintage Vibe Festival
9/17 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
9/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9/20 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
9/21 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
9/22 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
9/23 – Victoria, BC- Capitol Ballroom
9/24 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
9/26 – Kamloops, BC – The Blue Grotto
9/27 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar and Stage
9/28 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
9/29 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
9/30 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club

10/2 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
10/3 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/4 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/5- Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/6 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/8 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
10/10 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
10/11 – Montreal, CA – Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/12 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
10/13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/15 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
10/16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/18 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
10/19 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
10/20 – Milledgeville, GA – Deep Roots Festival
10/22 – Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon