Interview by : DJ
Live Photos: Scott Lukes
I’m all for comebacks, especially being a band that may not have gotten the credit they deserved when they were around. I’m talking about Damon Johnson’s Brother Cane, formerly Chyld. Damon Johnson is no stranger to success, now having been in the industry for well over 30 years and gotten a chance to play with and perform with some of the biggest names in the industry, the likes of Alice Cooper, Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Lynyrd Skynyrd and so on and so on. Over the years Damon has been kind enough to always make time for us at Myglobalmind, and we have always enjoyed our conversations from the days in Black Star Riders through his solo work. I would be remiss if I missed a chance to chat with Damon about the Anniversary tour and many other items.
It was announced a few months ago that Brother Cane was set to make a triumphant return commemorating their 30th Anniversary. A U.S. celebration tour is set to begin October 26th in Woodstock, GA continuing through early December and I got a chance to chat with Johnson about the upcoming tour, getting original member and bassist Glenn Maxey back on board, his career in the industry, and all things Brother Cane and many many more. An insightful conversation with one of the most genuine and talented people you will ever meet in the industry. Check it out!!!
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 #1’s and five Top 10 hits. Brother Cane released the band’s debut self-titled album in 1993 on Virgin Records. The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and would produce several hit singles including “Got No Shame” (#2 Mainstream Rock), “That Don’t Satisfy Me” (#6 Mainstream Rock), and “Hard Act To Follow” (#12 Mainstream Rock). The album evoked the classic rock sound of early Black Crowes and Guns N’ Roses. The album was produced by the legendary songwriter and record producer Martin “Marti” Frederiksen. The album garnered the band U.S. tours with Aerosmith, Robert Plant, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.