Night ClubThu. 06.10. | 09:00 PM until
John Lee Hooker, Jr. – vocals
Jeffrey James Horan – guitar, vocals
Di Carlo – drums
Ramani Krishna – bass & vocals
Carly Quiroz – keybaords & vocals
With John Lee Hooker Jr., a great top act of Chicago blues is finally coming back to the old continent after a five-year absence from Europe. What's more, he has a brand new album, "Testify", in his luggage. After the acclaimed and in many places sold-out German tour in 2021, the blues, soul and gospel singer is now coming to Germany again as part of the Testify European Tour 2022. The 70-year-old son of blues legend John Lee Hooker, himself a 3-time Grammy Award nominee (2005, 2009 and most recently for 2022) and winner of many other awards (including The California Music Award for Best Traditional Artist in 2004, The Esteemed W.C. Handy Award in 2004 and The Bay Area Music Chapter for Come Back Artist of the Year), comes with many new songs in his luggage, but of course also the well-known Hooker songs (his own and those of his famous father) and some blues standards. The 5-piece band is currently one of the best on the international blues and roots scene.
John Lee Hooker Jr. comes from the musically highly talented Detroit clan, ranging from the legendary grandfather Will Moore to the famous father John Lee Hooker ("The Healer", "Boom Boom") to the successful siblings Zakiya and Robert as well as cousin Archie. He was already performing on the radio at the age of eight and knew that he would follow the same path as his father. At 16 he was on stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit and barely 18 years old his first record was released on ABC Records. After that he went out into the big American world, from Alaska to New Orleans John Jr. was celebrated at all the important blues festivals. He played with the best of the established blues legends like Bo Diddley, Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Tucker, Deacon Jones, Elvin Bishop and of course with his dad John Lee Hooker and the Coast To Coast Blues Band, where he was often the star.
In his songs you can often hear a good shot of biting social criticism and that reminds you of Johnny Guitar Watson. The latter had a great influence on John Junior's music, as did Big Mama Thornton, Jimmy Reed, Jimi Hendrix and the two Kings, B.B. and Albert. In order to find his own voice, he avoided imitating the great father John Lee.John Jr. describes the recipe for his music as "two parts R&B, one part jazz and one fat part 'down home blues' ". This is how he captivates his audience, which he often encourages to actively sing and dance along and for which he also leaves the stage to dance along.
John Lee Hooker Jr. is currently presenting his brand new CD "Testify" with his great band. A mix of traditional blues and gospel sounds from his own pen, which once again earned the artist two nominations at the "Blues Blast Music Awards". The most important blues music magazine in North America nominated him in spring 2020 as "best traditional blues singer" and "Testify" as "best blues album".
DOORS: 08.00 p.m. / SHOW: 09.00 p.m. / TICKETS: presale € 45,00 plus presale fees; evening sale € 55,00