Jane Lee Hooker is a band of five women from New York City who take traditional blues on a fast and rough ride.
Dana Danger Athens (vocals)
Tracy High Top (guitar)
Tina T Bone Gorin (guitar)
Hail Mary Zadroga (bass)
Melissa Cool Whip Houston (drums)
The band’s calling cards are songs by Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter and, of course, John Lee Hooker - all fed through double lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals.
These women are by no means new to the game. Between them, they have decades of experience playing, recording and touring both nationally and internationally. Individually, the members of Jane Lee Hooker have played for thousands of fans while sharing bills with the likes of Motorhead, MC5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Deep Purple, among others. And they’ve played more club gigs in more cities than even they can believe.
So how’d this gang of pros finally find each other?
Guitarists Tracy and Tina honed their mutual love of blazing dual leads during their time together in Helldorado in the '90s. From there, Tracy joined Nashville Pussy, Tina 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 each other and leaving audiences howling with joy and disbelief.
But first they needed a band.
They quickly recruited Mary, who played bass with Tracy in the early '90s punk band the Wives. Melissa sat behind the drum kit and got the nod before she even finished slamming out the first song of her audition. And no singer in the entire city can bring a crowd to its knees harder or faster than Dana Danger Athens.
The band is a loud, blistering blues monster capable of whispering in your ear before stomping on your heart.
Are you ready? It’s time to get a load of Jane Lee Hooker.