Jane Lee Hooker (NY)

 

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Jane Lee Hooker is a band of five women from New York City who infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues.
With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as JLH.

Since forming in 2013, JLH has graced many notable stages including NYC’s B.B. Kings, Irving Plaza and the Highline Ballroom, Mountain Jam 2016, El Cid (L.A.), Pappy & Harriet’s (Pioneertown, CA), the Continental Club (Austin & Houston), and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas. They’ve shared bills with Wilco, Beck, Courtney Barnett, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Samantha Fish, Beth Hart, The Blasters, and the Death Valley Girls, among others.

These women are by no means new to the game. Between them, they have decades of experience in the studio and on the road. Individually, the members of JLH have played for thousands of fans while sharing bills with bands like Motörhead, MC5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, and Deep Purple.

So how’d this gang of pros find each other? Guitarists Hightop and T-Bone honed their love of blazing dual leads in Helldorado in the ’90s. From there, Hightop joined Nashville Pussy, T-Bone joined Bad Wizard, and both women toured the world. But when their time with those bands ended, they realized they really missed the rush of trading guitar solos with one another, leaving audiences howling with joy.

But first they needed a band. They quickly recruited Hail Mary, who played bass with Hightop in the punk band the Wives. Cool Whip sat behind the drum kit and got the nod before she even finished slamming out the first song of her audition. And no singer can bring a crowd to its knees harder or faster than Dana « Danger » Athens.

JLH signed with renowned blues label Ruf Records in 2015, and released their debut, No B!, this spring. They are currently writing their next record, and getting ready to tour Europe in early 2017.

Nominated for The Deli’s Best of 2014 Poll for Emerging NYC Artists, JLH is a blistering blues monster capable of whispering in your ear before stomping on your heart.

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