Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Saturday March 28
Jane Lee Hooker Band
"It’s fiery, just the right level of grubby, and a righteous kick in the shins." -Classic Rock Magazine
"...Attitude and swagger by the lorry load...rocks like a mother." - Music Republic Magazine
"...there is enough class on ... [SPIRITUS] for this band to pull it off." - Blues Rock Review
JLH are not new to the game. The five members have decades of experience playing, recording, and touring both nationally and internationally. This a band of five women from New York City infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues.
With double lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. 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.
JLH’s debut, No B!, was released in November 2014 - since, they’ve shared bills with Death Valley Girls, Supersuckers, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Frightwig, Whiskey Shivers, Steepwater Band, The Wailers, Bernard Fowler, and the Bluebonnets (feat. Kathy Valentine, ex Go-Go’s), among others.
So how’d this gang of pros find each other? Guitarists Hightop and Tina honed their love of blazing dual leads in Helldorado in the ’90s. From there, Hightop joined Nashville Pussy, Tina joined Bad Wizard, and both toured the world. But they missed the rush of trading guitar solos with one another, leaving audiences howling with joy.
They recruited Mary, who played bass with Hightop in the punk band the Wives. Drummer, Cool Whip 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.
Mama Said [SPIRITUS 2018]