Try to define Honor Among Thieves. Blues roots are unmistakable, but the line up of guitar, bass, drums, and violin, and musical flourishes that stray into klezmer, jazz, funk and beyond confound true blues devotees. They have amassed a wealth of creative material and wield it with passion and spontaneity that makes each performance unique and has allowed Honor Among Thieves to remain one of Madison’s most revered bands for nearly a generation. The members of Honor Among Thieves are: Andy Ewen:lead vocals, guitar; Doug DeRosa:bass, vocals; Randal Harrison: violin, vocals; Joey B. Banks:drums.
The Blue God is a collaboration between Honor Among Thieves and reknowned cartoonist and voice of The Onion Radio News, P.S. Mueller. The songs have to do with impossible chemistry, geology, mythology, sand, the infrastructure of hopelessness and one articulate dog. Musically, The Blue God is an eclectic mix, running the gamut from intimate ballads to full-out rock.