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 with acoustic interpretations of Hunter/Garcia compositions along with a fresh take on the roots of the Dead. The songs of Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson blend seamlessly alongside Grateful Dead 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.