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Well, hi!

What can I tell you? Ummm…happy holidays! The Claudettes have loads happening, please go here to see/hear My Claudettes albums, via Yellow Dog Records, are here The oh my god discography is here Much of the winter will be spent with the van in the garage and me writing, practicing, booking and, well, eating and […]

Claudettes recording like mad

Yes, we are. Expect a big double-album in 2015: a heap of instrumentals plus vocal tunes by Yana. In the meantime, see our tour dates, and please pick up the first Claudettes album! Some nice words about it: DOWNBEAT Hits listeners upside the head with a mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray […]

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The Claudettes win an Independent Music Award with their first album!

I (Johnny Iguana) am in Helsinki, where I just got word from Mike Powers (and Yellow Dog Records) that our Yellow Dog Records debut, “Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED!,” has won Best Instrumental Album in the Independent Music Awards. Michael Jay Caskey played drums; I played the piano; Anthony Gravinorecorded/mixed; Yana Atim is singing and dancing with us on stage now […]

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Claudettes on the Bluesmobile (Dan Aykroyd) and more…

Hey now- Here’s Dan Aykroyd, introducing his Bluesmobile’s favorite song of the week (his Bluesbreaker): it’s the Claudettes’ “Tide Pool”: https://soundcloud.com/thebluesmobile/elwoods-blues-breaker-the-1 We are off and running with shows coming up all over the Midwest, up into Canada and overseas in Europe. Find the Claudettes on Facebook, and we’ll also post those shows and more at […]

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Johnny the Greek

A sprawling feature about a guy named Me (this is a Greek blues site): http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/piano-player-johnny-iguana-talks-about-junior-wells-van-morrison Thanks, Michael Limnios!

The Claudettes’ fall tour begins!

See showdates, from St. Louis to NYC and back, right here: https://www.facebook.com/TheClaudettes/events Or, if you’re not a Facebook user, here: https://theclaudettes.bandpage.com/ And why not pre-order our very excellent first album right here?: http://theclaudettes.bandcamp.com/ OK, that oughtta hold ya…

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THE CLAUDETTES’ FIRST ALBUM

…arrives Oct. 1 on Yellow Dog Records outta Memphis!   Pre-order, or order, The Claudettes’ “Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED!” here:  http://theclaudettes.bandcamp.com/ See and hear more, and read about Claudettes showdates all over the U.S. this fall, here: http://theclaudettes.com Now, good-bye!, Blind “Johnny” Iguana

THE CLAUDETTES

The Claudettes have our first album coming out in October. We have a whole MESS of dates we’re playing this fall. Go here to hear tracks, watch some great live and in-studio videos and read more   In the meantime, I’m headed to Japan with Matthew Skoller Band on Tuesday, I have an August show […]

Where have I been?

Don’t ask. Just come to these: Software Giant: Fri. Apr. 5 at Subterranean in Chicago The Claudettes: Fri. May 3 at the Hideout in Chicago See the jukeboxes on this website for new music by all of the above!  

Three great new live videos from Cognac!

Really proud of this show we did: Billy Boy Arnold with me, Kenny Smith and Billy Flynn. We did this right (a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Boy Williamson)–in a 13th-century chamber in the Otard Chateau. See the first three videos on this page here. We did about 12 songs; three were posted on […]

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