Joanne began singing in 2011 and after hearing her sing a demo that summer, J.C. Smith (the well-known San Francisco area bluesman) invited her to sit in and sing with his band. That fall she began a recording project under her own label - Freezing Rain Records with J.C. Smith as the producer on her first blues CD "Found & Lost". Local lengendary San Francisco area blues musicians appeariny on her CD adding a polished blues richness and depth supporting her sultry vocals. Musicians on her CD are: Sammy Varela - Guitar, Donnie Green - Drums, Robert Green - Bass, Noel Catura - Alto, Tenor and Bari Saxes, Richard Palmer - Grand Piano and Hammond B3 Organ, J.C. Smith - Guitar solo " You Can Have My ", Gary Smith - Harmonica on " I'm a Woman and Gene Richard - Percussion on "Voodoo Woman".
What people are saying about "Found & Lost"
“Her debut CD introduces the sultry song stylings of Joanne LeBlanc. The clean vocals and unique phrasings bring a fresh new style to traditional blues rhythms. From upbeat to back alley her voice glides through the tight rhythm section like a bird on flight. Although a new comer to the recording industry, this CD will prove she is a force to reckon with. ”
J.C. Smith, Producer & Radio Personality - KKUP - FM 91.5 FM
"Absolutely riveting collection of fantastic tunes, beautifully performed and rich in soulful, rockin good vocals. "I'm A Woman" is just stunning..wicked good tension and dynamics, and lovin those horns for "Muddy water""
MikeWhitePresents Productions - UK
Superb music the band and the vocals are amazing. Love I can't quit you!
The IceChrystalls Band, Colchester, UK
Hey! Sounds great - right in the pocket baby! ”
Tuck Foster and The Mossrites, Seattle, WA
"DAMN.. recording quality.. the subtle keys.. and AMAZING guitar tone.. wow and a voice to boot.. Im def liking this"
Year of the Locust Band , New York City
We loved your show last night in San Jose, CA Joanne - Keep on making great music!
- Local Fan - Los Gatos, CA
"Dynamite vocals. The band sound great."
Sonny Boy Baker.Las Las Vegas, NV
"Beautiful rocking blues and soul Joanne!!"
John Revitte, Los Angeles, CA