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Founder, Jail Guitar Doors USA

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Wayne Kramer is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and film and television composer best known as a member of the Detroit rock group Motor City 5 (MC5).He is also the founder of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors USA.

Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of MC5, a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. Kramer released three highly acclaimed albums with MC5.

In 1975, Kramer was caught selling cocaine to undercover federal agents and was sentenced to federal prison at Lexington Federal Penitentiary.

Following his release, Kramer toured and with various artists and groups, performed at politically themed events, and released five solo records. In 2001, Kramer and his wife and manager Margaret Saadi Kramer launched MuscleTone Records, an independent label.

Eight years later, Kramer and his wife founded Jail Guitar Doors USA, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that provides guitars for prisoner rehabilitation. Known as “the loudest charity on planet earth,” JGD-USA has intervened in over 60 facilities to date.

Kramer continues to work as an in-demand feature film and television series composer while being active in Guitar Doors USA.

His scoring work can be heard in the Will Ferrell comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers. Kramer, also he co-composed the score for HBO's controversial 2006 documentary Hacking Democracy, which also featured his song "Something Broken in the Promised Land" as its title track. As well, he scored the ITVS/PBS documentary The Narcotic Farm and the accompanying soundtrack album entitled Lexington.

Kramer also composes music for television, including themes for Fox Sports Network's 5-4-3-2-1, Spotlight, In My Own Words and Under the Lights; and E!'s Emmy-nominated series Split Ends, and HBO's comedy series Eastbound & Down.

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The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

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Wayne Kramer

Founder, Jail Guitar Doors USA

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Wayne Kramer Biography

Wayne Kramer is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and film and television composer best known as a member of the Detroit rock group Motor City 5 (MC5).He is also the founder of the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors USA.

Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of MC5, a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. Kramer released three highly acclaimed albums with MC5.

In 1975, Kramer was caught selling cocaine to undercover federal agents and was sentenced to federal prison at Lexington Federal Penitentiary.

Following his release, Kramer toured and with various artists and groups, performed at politically themed events, and released five solo records. In 2001, Kramer and his wife and manager Margaret Saadi Kramer launched MuscleTone Records, an independent label.

Eight years later, Kramer and his wife founded Jail Guitar Doors USA, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that provides guitars for prisoner rehabilitation. Known as “the loudest charity on planet earth,” JGD-USA has intervened in over 60 facilities to date.

Kramer continues to work as an in-demand feature film and television series composer while being active in Guitar Doors USA.

His scoring work can be heard in the Will Ferrell comedies Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers. Kramer, also he co-composed the score for HBO's controversial 2006 documentary Hacking Democracy, which also featured his song "Something Broken in the Promised Land" as its title track. As well, he scored the ITVS/PBS documentary The Narcotic Farm and the accompanying soundtrack album entitled Lexington.

Kramer also composes music for television, including themes for Fox Sports Network's 5-4-3-2-1, Spotlight, In My Own Words and Under the Lights; and E!'s Emmy-nominated series Split Ends, and HBO's comedy series Eastbound & Down.

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  • Wayne Kramer - "Back to Detroit" - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Wayne Kramer?

    Booking fees for Wayne Kramer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wayne Kramer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wayne Kramer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wayne Kramer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wayne Kramer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wayne Kramer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wayne Kramer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Wayne Kramer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wayne Kramer for your event is available upon request. Wayne Kramer generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Nesbit, Willie Nelson, Aja Monet, Adam Ockelford and F. Gary Gray. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wayne Kramer for an upcoming event.

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  • Wayne Kramer - "Back to Detroit" - YouTube

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