Joanne Drum began studying the accordion at the age of 7 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. her professional career has encompassed an extensive amount of traveling all over the United States and tours to the Arctic, Puerto Rico, and the Nevada circuit.
She has done solo work and also been a member of the following groups; The Coquettes, The Dusty Brown Trio, Johnny Angel Show, Wild Deuces, It's The Berry's, and The Abbie Neal Show playing a 3 month engagement at the Showboat Hotel in Las Vegas.
Upon returning to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she played the Civic Arena with the Arthur Godfrey Revue and began a lengthy engagement at the Carlton House Hotel. She has done television commercials for Caf' Casino and is accomplished in the continental style, playing French, Italian, International, and Classical music and even Oktoberfests!
Joanne is currently Vice President of the Arizona Accordion Club and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.