Honey B & The T-Bones with M.A. Numminen & Pedro Hietanen
Underground blues is here, are you ready? Having stretched the form but not the spirit of the blues, Honey B & The T-Bones celebrates their 30th anniversary by calling to stage the Grand Old Man of Finnish Underground and his trusty right hand man. The results will be something nobody has ever heard, when Honey B & The T-Bones, now driven by two percussionists, first offers a scorching set of their newer material and then dive into the bluesy end of M.A. Numminen’s vast catalogue with him and Pedro Hietanen.
Honey B & The T-Bones started as a pure blues band, but has within their 15 albums strived to go to uncharted areas, while addressing issues of modern life, and still feeling blue. Their latest incarnation is more rhythmical than ever as Jaska Lukkarinen, always a very groovalistic drummer, has changed his normal set into a uniquely customised one and works in tandem with percussionist Mamba Assefa. You can get into the new quartet by listening to the new album Live In Helsinki.
M.A. Numminen, whose singing is a case in itself, and accordionist/keyboardist Pedro Hietanen, who also served in the mighty Wigwam, has become a part of the Finnish cultural heritage with their outrageously funny but intelligent and massive repertoire that reaches from children’s songs to… well, you name it. Maybe we finally find out, what Diddy Wah Diddy means and what is dägä-blues?