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Joanne LeBlanc is new to music - beginning her singing career in 2011. She grew up listening to jazz, classical and American song book classics, with her mother and grandmother (Mémère LeBlanc) both playing piano. Her voice caught the ear of the well-known West Coast bluesman J.C. Smith who invited her to sing with his band. Further discussion kicked off a self-funded CD project with J.C. Smith as producer. Joanne's first blues CD - Found & Lost produced on her own label, Freezing Rain Records, was released April 2012 and is available on iTunes and CD Baby. This CD introduces audiences to Joanne's soulful blues sound pouring over updated arrangements of classic blues tunes like a good scotch.
She formed her band, Joanne LeBlanc & the Fugitive Blues Band in early
2012 and is a member of the Memphis Blues Foundation, Silicon Valley Blues
and Golden Gate Blues Societies.
About the Fugitive Blues Band
Jerome Kimsey - Drums
Jerome's finesse on drums anchors the band. He has with played T-Bone
Walker, Shane Dwight Band, The Pointer Sisters, Del Shannon and toured with
Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Jerome is an inductee in the Arizona Blues Hall
of Fame and resides currently in the San Francisco, CA area.
Stuart Horton - Guitar
Stuart's beautifully fat tone and interesting harmonic work complement and add an edge that helps define the band's style. He's shared concert stages with many well known acts including Quiet Riot, Robin Trower, Night Ranger and the Scorpions. Stuart plays with several other bands locally, and tours with one of the best Led Zeppelin tribute bands on the planet as "Jimmy Page".
Wil Roberts - Bass
In addition to playing the bass and guitar, Wil has been a professional singer his entire adult life. He recently relocated with his family back to the US from living in Ireland for last several years.
Frankie Ramos - Saxes
Frankie Ramos started playing as a kid, and has 50 yrs on the sax. He's graced the stage many well-known artists such as Louis Prima and Ray Charles to name a few. He really kills the audience when he plays 2 saxes at once!