Win Tickets ($60): Black Joe Lewis & Cedric Burnside @ Aladdin Theater | Grammy Nominated Electric Blues Guitarist

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Black Joe Lewis & Cedric Burnside @ Aladdin Theater  on January 20. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 17.


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Black Joe Lewis & Cedric Burnside
January 20, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Black Joe Lewis
Black Joe Lewis is the realest motherfucker 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 fuckin’ 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 gut bucket 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 roll call of the most influential soul and garage bands of the last twenty five years. 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’s the belabored wannabes and then there’s dudes that actually “HAVE the blues”…whatever the hell THAT is! Joe’s concrete pouring boss is gonna miss him.

Cedric Burnside
Take one glance at the iconic tintype photograph which serves as the cover to his new album, Benton County Relic, and you know immediately that Cedric Burnside is the real deal. “When I first saw it, I thought I looked like an outlaw,” he laughs.

The 39-year-old still lives on several acres not far from the Holly Springs, Mississippi, home where he was raised by “Big Daddy,” his grandfather, the late singer/songwriter/guitarist R.L. Burnside whom Cedric famously played with, just as his own father, drummer Calvin Jackson, did. Cedric was literally born to the blues, more specifically, the “rhythmically unorthodox” Hill country variant which emerged from Mississippi, where he grew up surrounded (and influenced) by Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill and Otha Turner.

Grammy-nominated in 2015 for Best Blues Album for the Cedric Burnside Project’s Descendants of Hill Country, as well as the recipient of the Blues Music Awards honor as Drummer of the Year for four consecutive years, Cedric’s latest album offers a showcase for his electric and acoustic guitar, recording 26 tracks in just two days with drummer/slide guitarist Brian Jay in the latter’s Brooklyn home studio in a rush of creativity.




  1. Carol Trekas on January 6, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I use to go see the MC5 all the time cause I’m from Detroit. Would like to check out this concert. Thanks.

  2. Dawn C on January 8, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    I’d love to see Black Joe Lewis (he’s great!) and Cedric burnside. I never saw R.L. Burnside.
    This will be a perfect musical match!

  3. Dawn C on January 8, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    What a great musical match! I would love to see this show.

  4. Hayley on January 10, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Oh heck yeah!

  5. Preston on January 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Love Black Joe Lewis, been wanting to see him live for awhile!

  6. Nick on January 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    RL was the man! I was lucky enough to see him open for the John Spencer Blues Explosion. This would be fun!! BJL&THB’s put on a fantastic show!

  7. Ed on January 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Love Black Joe Lewis, his Backlash album is AMAZING! Great guitar player.

  8. James on January 11, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    This is going to be a good night of music. This pair of musicians will tear it up.

  9. Rebecca Dorff on January 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I love Black Joe Lewis & Cedric Burnside! Aladdin Theatre is close to my house too! I’d love tickets to this show!!

  10. Bob MacKay on January 11, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Cedric was awesome on RL’s lp.

  11. JP on January 11, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    I’d like to tryout to be one of The Honeybears

  12. Greg on January 11, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Would love to see this show! Thank you!

  13. brad on January 12, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Dude is real. Like, really…f-in’ real. Sounds like Robert Johnson mixed with BB King if they stayed up all night partying in the back of an El Camino outside of Nashville.

  14. Kaeli plaks on January 12, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    This sounds like a blast!!! Would love to jam down with some degenerate weirdos 🙂

  15. David on January 12, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Love the blues- the roots of rock n’ roll!

  16. Suzanne on January 13, 2022 at 2:45 pm


  17. Jonas Trekas on January 13, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    I’d like to take my wife out for a date night.

  18. Brig on January 14, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Blues in January? Yes, please.

  19. George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I am a BIG fan of both these talented gentlemen. Cedric Burnside played our Waterfront Blues Festival in 2012. Black Joe Lewis played our Crystal Ballroom in 2009. I own their CDs and it would be memorable to see them on the same stage!

    • George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 9:08 pm

      I’m a BIG an of both talented gentlemen. Seen Cedric here at Waterfront Blues Fest…2012. Black Joe here Crystal Ballroom…2009. I have their CDS…would be Great to see them together.

    • George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 9:09 pm


  20. George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I’m a BIG fan of both talented gentlemen. Cedric played our Waterfront Blues Fest…2012 & Black Joe played our Crystal Ballroom…2009. I own their CDs & it would be memorable to see them together.

  21. George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 9:08 pm


  22. George Stevenson on January 15, 2022 at 9:09 pm


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