“[Songs of Sisterhood’s] 11 folk-rock tunes feature lots of fiddle, guitar and percussion as they extol independence, equality and sisterly solidarity… With a voice that can evoke the mellow warmth of Sheryl Crow or the pop brio of Belinda Carlisle, Leeds reminds girls that they’ll do fine “without glass slippers” (or a Prince Charming). And where better to learn new vocabulary like “notorious” and “jabot” than in the single “RBG,” a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg?” – The New York Times
“There’s nothing better than a rock band for kids that can make grownups laugh…” – The New York Post, Kids Stuff
“Electric guitars and Leeds’s belting vocals make this rock-and-roll. …free your inner rock star…” – The Washington Post
“Hooks that should make country pop stars like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood jealous. Sweet and poppy, all of these songs proves that Leeds should be on speed Dial for the latest American Idol looking for a hit tune.” – Nugget Island
The music of Joanie Leeds reflects the sense that life is a joyful adventure. Over the past decade, Joanie has won 1st place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a GOLD Parents’ Choice Award, NAPPA GOLD Award, Family Choice Award and is a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Finalist and International Songwriting Competition Finalist. She has performed at venues nationwide including Lollapalooza, Clearwater Festival, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Wolftrap and Levitt Pavilion. Her music has been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, Parents Magazine, Billboard and The Washington Post and played on radio stations and risen to #1 on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live.
Joanie released her 9th album in April 2020 during the ongoing pandemic and is working on song commission work and performing from home until it’s safe to tour again. Her favorite job of all is mama to her almost 5 year old daughter.