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Album info

Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
16.11.2017

Label: Ruf Records

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues Rock

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1How Ya Doin’? 06:07
  • 2Gimme That03:52
  • 3Mama Said 04:44
  • 4Be My Baby05:44
  • 5Later On05:39
  • 6Black Rat03:01
  • 7Ends Meet04:56
  • 8How Bright The Moon 04:01
  • 9Turn On Your Love Light 05:11
  • 10The Breeze 09:45
  • Total Runtime53:00

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Start spreading the news - New York's hottest punk-blues collective are back in business. If you didn't catch them first time round, then it's high time you got to know Jane Lee Hooker better. Individually, the five members have pedigree to burn, turning heads and tearing up stages in seminal bands from Nashville Pussy to Bad Wizard. But when Dana ‘Danger’ Athens (vocals), Melissa ‘Cool Whip’ Houston (drums), High Top (guitar), Tina ‘T Bone’ Gorin (guitar) and Hail Mary Z (bass) hooked up in 2012, they swore a blood pact to take Jane Lee Hooker all the way.

"We're a gang," say the lineup."We're a family." Now, as a twist in the tail of 2017, second album Spiritus finds Jane Lee Hooker writing their own entry into the great rock 'n' roll songbook. "Spiritus is almost entirely original music written by the band as a unit," they explain, "which has been really exciting and really gratifying. We write so naturally well together, it's been pretty effortless. We wanted to have an 'album' that people would listen to from beginning to end," explain the lineup, "and find something to love about every song."

Mission accomplished. In a world of manufactured bands and bubblegum pop, Jane Lee Hooker are the real deal. Join their rock 'n' roll revolution.

Dana Athens, vocals Tracy Almazan, guitar Tina Gorin, guitar Hail Mary Zadroga, bass Melissa Houston, drums


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. King Blues Club, Irving Plaza and the Highline Ballroom, El Cid (L.A.), Pappy & Harriet’s (Pioneertown, CA), the Continental Club (Houston), and Antone’s Record Shop (Austin). They’ve shared bills with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), the Wailers, Davey Knowles, 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 will release their debut, No B!, this spring.

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.

Booklet for Spiritus

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