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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.
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, Larry Campbell, Buddy Cage, David Nelson, Cornell Dupree, Chuck Rainey, Leo Nocentelli, John Popper, Bernie Worrell, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack C
asady, 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."
In addition to Reverend Jefferson, Joanne is a member of McMule, Stir Fried, Box of Rain, The Public Garden and The Flying Jalapenos, as well as keeping a busy schedule with session work.
To hear more of Joanne's work, listen here 

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