If you haven’t hopped on the Black Joe Lewis bandwagon yet let’s face it, it’s time. Channeling the spirits of James Brown and George Clinton, Black Joe Lewis leads a powerhouse rhythm section and driving horns that provide a funky-as-hell foundation for Lewis’ blues-inflected voice. Lewis’ new release Backlash has come a long way from his roots in the mid-2000’s Garage/Blues scene, but it becomes abundantly clear that he knows where he comes from, and knows where he wants to go. It’s funky, it’s bluesy, it’s groovy, but in the end, it’s a rock solid group of musicians wailing on some even rock solider tunes. Black Joe Lewis stopped by Studio 1A and gave us a preview of some of the tunes off his new album, which comes out on Friday. Check out his full performance below!
– James Parker