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 charted three number 1’s and five top 10 hits.
Brother Cane found immediate success with the release of its self-titled debut album in July 1993 which delivered three singles (the #1 “Got No Shame”, “That Don’t Satisfy Me”, and “Hard Act To Follow”) and garnered the band U.S. tours with Aerosmith, Robert Plant and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band’s next album, Seeds (1995), yielded another #1 Rock track, “And Fools Shine On”, that led to a lengthy and successful tour in support of Van Halen. Three years later saw the release of Wishpool (1998) and Brother Cane’s third #1 song at Rock Radio, “I Lie In The Bed I Make”.
Over the next 20 years Johnson went on to become one of the most sought after guitarists and songwriters in rock. Touring extensively as a member of the Alice Cooper Band and Thin Lizzy, and co-writing tracks for the likes of Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana and Steven Tyler, Johnson’s profile steadily rose. In 2021 Johnson began filling in for his friend Gary Rossington in the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd.
While touring with Skynyrd, Johnson and Glenn Maxey formulated an action plan for reforming Brother Cane. The band will be performing select dates in 2022 with plans for more in 2023 and beyond. “I’m just over the moon about this,” says Johnson. “Brother Cane fans are some of the most passionate that I’ve encountered in all of my travels.” He adds, “The songs have a timeless quality to them which we are certainly proud of. The guys and I are looking forward to bringing them to the people once again.”