For the past fifteen years McMule has released three albums and performed festivals and clubs through out the region. With a deep appreciation for the Delta blues, Jug Bands and Bluegrass sounds that inspired the folk boom of the Sixties, McMule continues that tradition with an energetic and eclectic sound featuring great vocals alongside acoustic instruments: mandolin, guitars, harmonica and drums. The songs of Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson blend seamlessly alongside their own original material and unique interpretations of well known classics.
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.
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".