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