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 We loved your show last night in San Jose, CA Joanne - Keep on making great music! - Local Fan - Los Gatos, CA.
1) Built for Comfort
2) I Just Want to Make Love to You
3) I'd Rather Go Blind
4) I'm a Woman
5) I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
6) Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
7) Voodoo Woman
8) How Blue Can You Get?
9) I Can't Quit You
10) You Can Have My Husband