Brand New Lonesome
Joanne Mackell is a veteran singer/songwriter with a voice that could stop a mack truck and songs that make you remember the first time you fell in love. Her passionate delivery, outstanding vocal range and commanding stage presence consistently raise the roof and rock the house. Signed to United Artists at age 23, Joanne's first album included musical legends Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Martha Reeves, among others. .The debut record was hailed by critics and got the attention of some of LA's heavy hitters including Bonnie Raitt who helped her put together her next recording, a demo that received airplay on LA's premier FM station at the time. After several years in New York and California, Joanne now resides primarily in Toronto where she is the proud leader of the PARADISE RANGERS one of Toronto's most respected roots/country bands The players include Christine Bougie (lap steel /guitar) Steve Briggs [guitar] Shelley Coopersmith [fiddle/mando] Al Cross[drums] Evelyne Datl [keyboards] and John Switzer (bass). If you like lyrics that make you listen and groove that gets into your bones JOANNE MACKELL is all that and more.