LEVITT PAVILION DENVER FREE CONCERT SERIES
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Robby Peoples & The Congress
VIP Upgrades Available
Your $30 donation gets you:
Access to our seated VIP Patio
2 complimentary drinks
Early entry at 3:30pm
Premium stage viewing
All Ages | General Admission Lawn
Doors at 4:00 PM | Show at 5:00 PM
This event is Rain or Shine
For more information about the artist, please visit: https://www.blackjoelewis.com
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
While working at a pawn shop in Austin, Joe Lewis first picked up the guitar. Shortly thereafter, Joe Lewis immersed himself in the local Red River blues/garage scene, recording and performing with Austin luminaries such as the Weary Boys and Walter Daniels. Upon the release of the 2005 Brian Salvi produced Black Joe Lewis and The Cold Breeze EP with standout track "Bitch I Love You" featuring Matt Hubbard on Rhodes electric piano and the 2007 album Black Joe Lewis, both released on Italian label Shake Yo Ass Records, the band gained critical national acclaim and toured as openers for Spoon and Okkervil River in 2007.
The band signed to Lost Highway Records in 2008. Following the signing and performances at 2008's Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears released a four-song EP on January 27, 2009.
Their debut album Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! was released on March 17, 2009. It was produced by Spoon's drummer Jim Eno. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have performed at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Musikfest, Latitude Festival, and Splendour in the Grass. The band has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Show with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, and Later... with Jools Holland.
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears were featured in Echotone, a 2010 documentary about the Austin, Texas music scene. On August 25, 2013, Joe Lewis stated on NPR that he was trying to shed the 'Honeybears' portion of the band's name, and had never intended for it to continue for so long.
In 2017, his latest album, Backlash, debuted at number 3 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart
Robby Peoples embarked on his musical career at the age of 19. Playing harmonica, guitar, and writing songs on his back porch in his college town of Oxford, Mississippi - Robby became a self-taught natural. Cutting his teeth in Jackson, his music career began with far ranging appearances in the rich local music scene.
Since then, Robby has relocated to Colorado where he’s found a unique niche as a Southern, soulful, and almost dirty at times artist. With the relocation to Denver, he has been fortunate enough to play with many heavy hitters in the rock and roll and blues genres; including Sam Holt, Polytoxic, an opening slot for Leon Russel, and guest appearances in a Thanksgiving Day Eve performance of The Last Waltz in which he has consistently became a fan favorite. He has also joined forces with The Congress over the years for both East Coast and West Coast tours as well as locally here in Colorado. He is currently working on a new record with Ben Walligoskie, James Dunn, Kramer Kelling, and Scott Rouch.
Robby continuously evolves his live performance, always producing a solid rock experience. Compared to the style of Muddy Waters with the energy and showmanship of Joe Cocker, his performances are raw and energy packed. He exudes a “fighting the good fight” outlook to keep Southern rock and roll alive with his energetic, lyrical, and aggressively edgy performances which continue to draw people back to his music.