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Brother Cane is an American rock band originally from Birmingham, Alabama. Formed by singer/guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Glenn Maxey in 1991, the group released three studio albums and several charting singles including three number 1’s and five top 10 hits. Brother Cane found immediate success with the release of its self-titled debut album which delivered three singles: "Got No Shame", “That Don’t Satisfy Me”, and “Hard Act To Follow.” “Got No Shame” reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts and garnered the band U.S. tours with Aerosmith, Robert Plant, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The band's next album, Seeds, yielded another #1 Rock track, the haunting and swampy, “And Fools Shine On.” This hit led to a lengthy and successful tour in support of the mighty, Van Halen. Their last release, Wishpool, brought Brother Cane’s third #1 song at Rock Radio, “I Lie In The Bed I Make”. After major personnel changes at Virgin Records, the band's label, as well as a major shift in style at rock and alt radio formats, the band went on what turned out to be an extended hiatus. During this time, Damon toured the world as the guitarist for legends, Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy. Just when he thought all of his musical dreams had come true, In early 2021 Damon was asked to fill in for the legendary Guitarist and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington. A position that Damon still holds today. While touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnson was pleasantly surprised on how many fans not only remembered Brother Cane but shared their stories on how much the band and those songs meant to them. “Will you ever get back together? Would you ever tour again? Please!!??” Those are big questions, and they deserved a big answer, “Hell Yes!”
Brother Cane is headed back to the studio with the original producer, Marti Frederiksen, and will be performing on select dates in 2022 with plans for a new release and full tour in 2023!