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Albums Of The Week: Jane Lee Hooker | Rollin’

The N.Y.C. rockers mix their fiery blues-rock with mellower roots on their latest LP.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “New York City combo Jane Lee Hooker’s new studio album Rollin’ features the band’s signature lead guitars, heavy rhythm section and soul-scorching vocals. Jane Lee Hooker’s music is a blend of rock ’n’ roll, blues, punk, R&B and soul, paying respect to the legends of the past but with songwriting chops rooted firmly in the present.

Frontwoman Dana Athens says “Somehow, amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, we were able to write and record what I feel is our best work as a band yet.” Guitarist Tina Gorin adds “…astounding that some things, like writing music with each other, will always be a beautiful and safe world, even during a worldwide health disaster like COVID19.” Guitarist Tracy Hightop concurs, stating: “We were really able to take our time and do these amazing songs justice. This album is just next level in so many respects. I can’t wait to get out there and play these songs in front of an audience!”

Jane Lee Hooker exploded out of New York City in 2015, with members having spent time playing in Nashville Pussy, Bad Wizard, Helldorado, Lez Zeppelin, The Wives and Plasmatics offshoot New Hope. The band released a revved-up album of blues covers titled No B! in 2016, and were immediately signed to German Blues label Ruf Records. Spiritus followed in 2017 and found Jane Lee Hooker touring extensively to packed houses across the U.S. and Europe including Germany, France, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg.

JLH’s fiery performances have made them a must-see live act, and feature the muscular lead guitars of Hightop and Gorin, the rock-solid rhythm section of bassist Mary Z and drummer Ron Salvo and the lead vocals courtesy of Athens. In a world full of manufactured bands and live shows backed up by hard drives, Jane Lee Hooker play rock ’n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played – loud and with passion.”