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 25 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. Among them are Gillian Welch, Grace Slick, Aretha Franklin, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Mary Black, Cara Dillon, Annie Haslam, Alison Krauss and many others. 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, 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 addition to Reverend Jefferson, Joanne is a member of McMule, The Flying Jalapenos, Stir Fried, Robert Hill Band, as well as doing many side projects & session work.

To hear more of Joanne's work, listen here on Soundcloud