The boys are back in town!
The gruesome twosome of Hopeless Jack Beisel and Smilin’ Pete Thomas will be back at the Horned Hand this weekend for their TWELTH appearance in Bend in the last two years.
The band takes old-school blues and refinishes the gritty riffs with a veneer of showmanship. They're simple and they're loud and that's why we love them.
Every Hopeless Jack show that I've attended in Bend has been packed full of sweaty, dancing, smiling faces. During the summer, HJ&HD was playing monthly shows in Bend before taking off on a European tour where beyond their normal bar gigs, they played prisons, emulating the Man in Black. Pretty damn cool.
Here's a letter the Source received from Smilin' Pete himself filling us in on what the band has been up to since their last visit to Bend on New Year's Day.