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 35 years and has studied under Penn State's vocal master, Mary Saunders-Barton.
Her musical influences cover a lot of ground, from rock to blues to bluegrass, folk & Irish music. Her wide range of musical tastes has given her a tremendous scope of vocal expressions.
Joanne has had the opportunity to record and/or perform with musical acts/musicians such as Joe Cocker, Vassar Clements, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, Steve Kimock, Larry Campbell, Buddy Cage, David Nelson, Cornell Dupree, Chuck Rainey, Leo Nocentelli, John Popper, Bernie Worrell, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Michael Kang, Tony Trischka, JoJo Herman, Donna Jean Godchaux and many others. In 2023 Joanne and slide guitar wizard, Robert Hill were nominated for a Grammy for Gospel Blues CD "Revelation", and is currently working on her own solo release in 2024.
In addition to McMule, Joanne is a member of Reverend Jefferson, Stir Fried, Box of Rain, The Public Garden and The Flying Jalapenos, as well as keeping busy with session work.