Johnny Iguana album. Claudettes album. All of it.

Hello, old friend. Much has happened! Johnny Iguana has a new album coming out on the legendary DELMARK RECORDS in May 2020. It’s (aptly) called “JOHNNY IGUANA’S CHICAGO SPECTACULAR!” and features Lil’ Ed, John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Matthew Skoller, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Bill Dickens and Michael Caskey. “Whoa!” is right! And wait’ll you hear this thing, recorded on an exactly 100-year-old Chicago-made upright piano by the Cable Piano Company. It’s a tribute to the greats of Chicago blue piano, but has a healthy dose of my original compositions and eccentricities, should I say. I’m delighted to say that I’m headlining the Front Porch Stage, 8 p.m., at the Chicago Blues Festival on Friday, June 5, 2020, with most of the aforementioned guests.

But first, the Claudettes have a new album coming out on Forty Below Records, on April 3, 2020. Ted Hutt (Violent Femmes, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Devil Makes Three…) produced this, and it’s a thing of beauty, I gotta say. Follow the Claudettes on Spotify to hear each new single released ’til you can get the album at the Forty Below Records site.

All right, keep in touch via johnny (at) johnny iguana dot com. ’til then…