Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
with Ashley Heath
DOORS: 7:00 PM
STARTS: 8:00 PM
LIVE ON THE INDOOR STAGEGenre: Blues/Soul/Rock
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
NO REFUNDS; FREE PARKING
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will be performing LIVE on the Indoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 with Asheville sweetheart, Ashley Heath, opening the show! Doors open @ 7PM and the music starts @ 8PM. This is a General Admission, 18+ ONLY show (no exceptions)! FREE ON-SITE PARKING!
*Please note that Cedric Burnside will not be performing tonight due to circumstances beyond our control.
Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food and we’ll have our full bar open for you to enjoy!
CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/ for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.
Check out our FAQ page here to learn about parking options (FREE, on-site parking in our gravel lot for this show), what you can and cannot bring inside the venue, and MORE!
LISTEN TO BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS:
ABOUT BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS:
Black Joe Lewis is the realest motherf*%ker there is. When Covid sidelined his touring this past year, he started laying concrete to help support his baby mama and his kid. That’s f*%kin’ real. When Joe and his band, the Honeybears, popped onto the national stage over a decade ago, many critics embraced him but still, there were some that maintained that they hadn’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 disappointments and low-hanging fruit. Through this all, Joe’s only honed his mastery over gutbucket blues guitar and his true voice. It’s a vital and distinctly American voice that never anticipated the attention 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 the spaces of James Brown, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and the MC5…those things happened naturally from 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 Burnside and Lightnin Malcolm, The Dirtbombs, Detroit Cobras, the Strange Boys; these are some of the 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.
Has the soul-blues garage explosion from that era been commodified or worked into the overall template of pop rock? Sure. But the ground floor was a vital space for people who like guitars and grease and at this point, Black Joe Lewis is one of the last standing that was there. Last of a dying breed. Or maybe a missing link. Does this make him a throwback? A throwback to a throwback? It’d be tempting and easy for Joe to go along with that but nah, we don’t think so.
We know that Joe Lewis is genuinely doing his thing and that he’d do it regardless of what’s coming down the pipe. A stone-cold original and a veteran at that. If you like whistling in your music and some floppy hat, quaky kneed dudes cloyingly singing at you, then you might not “get it” but whatever…there are enough intrepid, degenerate weirdos that do. Those are the folks Joe cares about. Not the glad-handing set. Not the fair-weather friend set getting down with the flavor of the month. Like the title of his last album says, “the difference between me and you” is Joe defining for himself that there are the belabored wannabes and then there are dudes that actually “HAVE the blues”…whatever the hell THAT is! Joe’s concrete pouring boss is gonna miss him.