For the past fifteen years McMule has released three albums and performed festivals and clubs through out the region. Veterans of the jam band scene, the band has long been influenced by the music of the Grateful Dead . With a deep appreciation for the Delta blues, jug bands and bluegrass sounds that inspired the Dead, McMule continues that tradition. The songs of Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson blend seamlessly alongside the Grateful Dead and other classics.

Jim Sterett  (harmonica & vocals)  Having spent decades honing his craft, Jim plays the blues in all twelve keys and has been known to yodel like Jimmie Rodgers if the need arises.

Joanne Lediger (vocals) Born and raised in Rockland County New York, Joanne Lediger is a vocalist who has been performing live and recording with bands professionally for the past 30 years and has studied under Penn State's vocal master, Mary Saunders. Her musical influences cover a lot of ground, from rock to blues to bluegrass, folk & Irish music. In addition to McMule Joanne is a member of The Flying Jalapenos, Robert Hill Band, Stir Fried, as well as other side projects & session work.

Perry Paletta (mandolin and guitar) A fixture of the Rockland music scene for decades Perry has performed in rock and jam bands as well as traditional celtic and old-time ensembles.  In 1979 Perry bought the record Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live and was instantly a life long blues fan. Perry has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, John Popper and Guy Davis to name but a few. He has studied with mandolin blues master Mike Compton.
John Anderson (guitar, resophonic slide guitar, banjo & vocals)  Bitten by the country blues bug after hearing Jorma Kaukonen in the late ‘70’s, John has pursued a musical journey along many pathways, including jambands, prog rock, and acoustic and electric roots and Americana music.  He has studied with fingerstyle masters Woody Mann and Stefan Grossman, and is convinced that he is the grandson of old time banjo player Dock Boggs.

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Pete Dunphy (drums and percussion) Hoping to one day become a nuclear physicist Pete is currently content to bang on the drums all day. Pete's a huge fan of great studio drummers like Steve Gadd and Hal Blaine because they always "serve the song".