Album info

Album-Release:
2016

HRA-Release:
14.04.2016

Label: Ruf Records

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues-Rock

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Wade In The Water04:31
  • 2Mean Town Blues05:08
  • 3I Believe To My Soul05:20
  • 4Bumble Bee04:57
  • 5In The Valley03:28
  • 6Free Me03:42
  • 7The Hunter03:36
  • 8Champagne And Reefer04:08
  • 9Didn't It Rain06:16
  • 10Mannish Boy05:02
  • 11Shake For Me05:40
  • Total Runtime51:48

Info for No B!

How do you like your rock ‘n’ roll? If the answer is safe, sterile, sexless and spat out by the corporate machine, then move along. But if your wish-list takes in soul, swagger and smack-in-the-mouth stagecraft, then Jane Lee Hooker is the band you’ve been gasping for.

Tearing out of their native New York in 2016 with white-knuckle debut album No B!, these five rockers fuse the sticky thrills of golden-era punk and blues with a healthy slug of modern attitude. “Not a lot of bands can capture the excitement, sweat and charisma of the ’70s bands we grew up listening to,” they say. “But we can and we do.”

Released in April on Ruf Records, No B! might be a debut album, but don’t mistake Jane Lee Hooker for a pack of overnight newcomers. Between them, Dana ‘Danger’ Athens (vocals), Melissa ‘Cool Whip’ Houston (drums), High Top (guitar), Tina ‘T Bone’ Gorin (guitar) and Hail Mary Z (bass) boast sprawling collective pedigree, having dodged the bottles and put miles on the clock in bands like Nashville Pussy, the Wives, and Bad Wizard. Yet it was their fateful 2013 hook-up as JLH that brought fresh momentum. “We’re a gang, a family,” says the lineup. “We love playing with, to and for each other.”

Make no mistake: Jane Lee Hooker is moving fast. In the three years since their formation, the band have already torn it up on some of the US circuit’s most prestigious stages, from New York’s Irving Plaza to Antone’s Record Shop in Austin, Texas. Now, with live shows booked through 2016 and No B! at the heart of their setlist, this five-headed punk-blues juggernaut is coming for your hearts and eardrums.

Dana “Danger” Athens, vocals
Tracy Hightop, guitar
Tina “T-Bone” Gorin, guitar
Hail Mary Z, bass
Melissa “Cool Whip” 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 No B!

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