John Lee Hooker, Jr.

April 26, 2013 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

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John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hooker Jr. was exposed to the blues as some children are exposed to a parent who practices carpentry, bricklaying or farming. The son of the blues legend, John Lee Hooker, naturally developed a curiosity and appetite for his father’s livelihood. Hooker Jr. performed on Detroit’s WJBK radio at the tender age of eight years old and toured with his father throughout his teens. Exposed to blues greats such as, Jimmie Reed, Washboard Willie, and Boogie Woogie Red, little Hooker Jr. would eventually perform his talents at prestigious venues such as Detroit’s, Fox Theatre and other upscale Motown clubs in the shadow of his father. By the time little Hooker Jr. turned eighteen, he was a recording artist performing with his father, most notably on John Lee Hooker’s, Live at Soledad Prison (ABC Records) release.

The rich heritage of Detroit was very generous to Hooker Jr. on more than one count. Not only was the powerful allure of music intriguing to him, but he also was seduced by the sub-culture life on the streets. During this lull in Hooker’s musical quest, he never lost his appetite for stardom but some demons were to be exorcised before he could take his rightful place at the helm. Following the life altering event of his father’s death, and with Hooker Junior’s strong belief in God, help from family, friends, and fellow musicians, this exorcism was achieved before his first release entitled: Blues With A Vengeance (Kent Records 2004).

John January

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