Jane Lee Hooker

Jane Lee Hooker

Blues Reincarnation Project

Wed, January 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

Jane Lee Hooker
Jane Lee Hooker
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 includes 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 No B!, their white-knuckle Ruf Records debut, these five rockers fuse the sticky thrills of golden-era punk and blues with a healthy slug of modern attitude.

No B! might be a debut album, but don’t mistake JLH for a pack of 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 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 that brought fresh momentum. “We’re a gang, a family.”

Spiritus finds the band writing their own entry into the great rock 'n' roll songbook. They hit the studio with producer Matt Chiaravalle and set the controls to 'GO.' "We wanted this album to sound like we do live – raw and high energy."

On 'How Ya Doin’' Dana treats this studio album like a live show, bantering with an imagined crowd over revving guitars and handclaps (“How ya doin’, Kansas City? It’s good to see ya. Don’t ya sit there looking pretty. You gotta get up on your feet”). 'Gimme That' is a Stones-worthy swagger that blooms into a stomp-and-holler climax, while Mama Said features dueling guitars, rumbling bass and a defiant pick-yourself-up lyric, “Who ya gonna be, when life’s at its worst?”

'Be My Baby' rides on a cool-as-hell guitar part, while 'Later On' has a lazy drumbeat and a rolling lick, offering a hand up to a loved one who’s been suffering, “Tonight, you’re mine.” Then there’s 'Black Rat', a blues-on-speed riot and the most stinging moment here, with Dana firing her vocal like a machine gun.

In an album of impressive stylistic shifts, there’s also 'The Breeze', a nine-minute blues slow-burner that allows the band to stretch out. 'How Bright The Moon' is a marked change of pace; starting out with piano and a tender, nuanced vocal, which breaks into a roaring soul torch-song.

JLH has graced many notable stages including NYC’s Irving Plaza, Mountain Jam 2016, LA’s Viper Room, Pappy & Harriet’s, and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas. They recently completed a European tour where they played to packed houses in Germany, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Denmark, and the Czech Republic, and performed live on Germany's legendary TV show Rockpalast.

They will hit the road in 2018 in support of Spiritus.
Blues Reincarnation Project
Blues Reincarnation Project
One of the newest Delaware based bands. This band consist of an up and coming blues guitarist from the Delaware area joined by two of the band members are formal members of 'The Checkered heroes'. Together they "just play whatever, with a hint of Blues". They are "The Blues Reincarnation Project"
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org