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Joanne has always had music in her family with her mother and grandmother (Mémère LeBlanc) both playing piano. After hearing a demo of Joanne singing, San Francisco area bluesman, J.C. Smith invited her to sit in and sing with his band in the summer of 2011. The working relationship led to self-funded recording project resulting in Joanne's first blues CD “Found & Lost", released in April 2012 with J.C. Smith as producer. This CD introduces Joanne's soulful smooth sound to blues loving audiences.
In response to requests to play at local venues, Joanne quickly formed her band - Joanne LeBlanc and the Fugitive Blues Band in the spring of 2012. The band has SF Bay area seasoned musicians Stuart Horton - Guitar, Donnie Green - Drums and Bill Castro - Bass.
During the 2012 & 2013 Chicago Blues Festival, Joanne had an opportunity to sit in and sing with the J.C. Smith Band at the "Kids Blues Foundation" booth and the Harlem Ave Lounge. Her sexy soulful voice garnered her a top (5) finalist nominee spot at the 2013 Artist in Music Awards (indie)Event held in at the Whiskey a Go a Go in Hollywood, CA.
Joanne was selected to perform at the Opening Night Showcase for the 2014 California Music Industry Summit (June) in Oakland, CA, competed in the 2014 and 2015 International Blues Challenge (IBC) regional event in the SF Bay area sponsored by the Golden Gate Blues Society.
Music from Joanne's CD has been featured on local SF Bay area radio stations, KKUP 91.5 FM and KRCH 89.9 FM, Renegade Radio Nashville's "My American Music" program, Live 365 Internet Radio Station - Women of Substance Radio, WMEL 104.1 Radio in Baltimore,MD and internet radio /podcast program :Mother Road Blues" Program, St. Louis, MO. Joanne is a member of the Memphis Blues Foundation, the Golden Gate Blues Society and the Silicon Valley Blues Society.
In her spare time you can find Joanne working her full-time day job in Silicon Valley for Fortune 100 high-tech company. She is currently working on an EP for 2015, and a new CD release for 2016. For information on gigs, press, and music - follow Joanne on these sites:
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