What they’re saying about Jane Lee Hooker: 

"It’s fiery, just the right level of grubby, and a righteous kick in the shins." 

—Classic Rock Magazine 

"...Attitude and swagger by the truckload...(they) rock like a mother." 

—Music Republic Magazine 

“(This band) does more than just pay tribute to [John Lee] Hooker. Jane Lee Hooker 

takes everything they’ve learned about him and other blues legends and mix in 

elements of punk and classic rock to give them a distinct, hard-edged sound.” 

—Guitar Girl Magazine

 

Jane Lee Hooker exploded out of New York City in 2015, and won acclaim in the US 

and abroad with their debut album of revved-up blues covers No B! The band were 

immediately snapped up and signed to legendary German blues label Ruf Records. 

The follow-up album “Spiritus” featured original material and was released in 2017 – 

once again to rave reviews from around the world. 

Jane Lee Hooker toured extensively behind these records, and played to packed 

houses across the US and Europe, including Germany, Norway, Sweden, 

Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, 

and the Czech Republic. 

Guitarists Tracy Hightop and Tina Gorin discovered their love of blazing dual guitar 

leads when they played together in the band Helldorado in the late 90’s. Hightop 

moved on to a stint with Nashville Pussy and Gorin joined hard rockers Bad Wizard 

before the two friends met up again in 2010. The idea for Jane Lee Hooker began to 

take shape when the pair brought in bass player Mary Z, who had spent time with 

Hightop in the NYC punk band the Wives. Singer Danger joined the group in 2013, 

and soon after the band hit the road with original drummer Melissa Houston. When 

Houston bowed out of Jane Lee Hooker, the call was to put out to ‘Lightnin’ Ron 

Salvo who joined the band within 4 hours of the drum seat being vacant. Salvo was 

a natural fit, having played with Hightop and Gorin in numerous NYC projects over 

the years including Helldorado, Bad Wizard and Plasmatics off-shoot New Hope. 

The five members of Jane Lee Hooker have decades of playing experience and 

pedigree to burn - tearing up stages both nationally and internationally, and sharing 

the bill with acts including Motörhead, MC5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Vanilla 

Fudge, the Hellacopters, Ben Folds Five, They Might Be Giants, the Melvins, Allman 

Betts Band, Turbonegro and Samantha Fish. 

While Jane Lee Hooker’s blend of rock, blues, punk, R&B and soul pays respect to 

the greats of the past – this band lives fiercely in the present tense. JLH’s fiery live 

performances, featuring muscular lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section and soul  

scorching vocals, have made them a must-see live act. In a world full of 

manufactured bands and live shows backed up by hard-drives, Jane Lee Hooker are 

the real deal playing rock ‘n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played – loud and with 

passion.