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Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
Seven-piece garage-soul band Black Joe and the Honeybears burst on to the scene in 2009 with their infectious first album Tell 'Em What Your Name Is and they're currently on tour with their second, Scandalous.
Where the first album delighted, with its raging horns, back-up singers and on cue Stax-influence sound, Scandalous does pretty much the same but with bells on. Produced again by Spoon drummer Jim Eno, the scandal comes from the subject of the songs, Nevada brothels, 'Mustang Ranch' and racy lyrics. It's a wonder that Joe only started the guitar when he was 20 years old.