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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Q: What Do Huey Lewis and Devon Allman Have in Common?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 5:06 PM

CLAY LIPSKY
  • Clay Lipsky

A: They'll both be a part of Space Age Blues, the forthcoming album from Devon Allman's Honeytribe, which is due out June 1. That's according to a post on the Ardent Studios website, which is spotlighting the local band today. Allman's presence is a given -- duh, it's his band. But Lewis comes in because he's been at the legendary Memphis studio recording his first studio album with the News in nearly a decade -- a Stax tribute record(!) no less -- and apparently liked what he heard from Allman. Says Ardent Studios:

[The new Honeytribe album] was completely tracked and mixed here, with Pete Matthews and Allman co-producing and Matthews engineering & mixing. Devon played guitars, George Potsos on bass, and Gabriel Strange on drums. Ron Holloway (sax), Pedro Arevalo (percussion), Rick Steff (keys), Bobby Yang (strings), and Huey Lewis (harmonica) filled in the gaps. Yes - that Huey Lewis.

Lewis was in Studio A with The News, tracking what will amount to be their first studio album since 2001's Plan B. He caught a snippet of what was happening in Studio C and himself asked if he could lay down some harp on the record. This is not the first time Ardent has seen this kind of creative cross-pollination, but it's certainly one of the most significant.

By the way, if you missed Huey's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last week -- his humorous take on "We Are the World" -- your life isn't complete. View this clip after the jump.

Seriously, it's nice to see that Huey has a sense of humor.

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