“Leona’s Sister” was originally a recording project created in 1998 by JT, who does indeed have a sister named Leona.
The intent was to have her original songs put to music and recorded. With a few friends, JT went into Studio92 and recorded the first CD, “Almost Alive”.
In 1999, the project developed into a more regular routine and the band “Leona’s Sister” was born. More songs, new players, including Baz, another visit to Studio92 and the second CD, “Out Of The Basement”, was born.
Also in 1999, JT was almost killed by falling ice. This brought the band to a halt but she continued to write songs.
In 2010, even though JT was still dealing with severe headaches from the injury, JT and Baz discussed reforming the band and approached Mike, their jamming partner. They also recruited Barb and Len, who they met in the League of Rock’s winter 2010 session. 2011 saw Leona’s Sister back to Studio92 where they recorded their new album. In August 2011, Leona’s Sister released a 5 song EP titled, 552010.
Mike left the band in August 2012 and Dave Hanson, also a League of Rock alumnus, joined. He was just in time to head into Phase One Studio where they recorded “Fishing”, with producer David Barrett. “Fishing” was released on October 3, 2012.