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STUFF IS HAPPENING, AND STUFF IS NOT HAPPENING

As I charmingly stated on the Performance Bill page, “It’s a Very COVID Christmas.” I’d usually be playing every venue everywhere, and jet-setting with the best of ’em…but not in 2020. Home and safe I am staying (why am I Yoda all of a sudden? IS THAT A SYMPTOM?). BUT: JOHNNY IGUANA’S CHICAGO SPECTACULAR! has […]

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Stuff, and things, coming up

Hi, strangers. Strange year. Not right at all. And yet, apart from no shows, this is my busiest musical year in a long time. The Claudettes put this out in April: “High Times in the Dark.” If you have a spare two hours, you can read all the great press it’s gotten in the U.S., […]

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“JOHNNY IGUANA’S CHICAGO SPECTACULAR!” arrives

August 8, 2020. That’s the date I get to join the family of Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Magic Sam…that is: Delmark Records. They are releasing my debut blues album. I have played on countless blues records, and had my own releases with the Claudettes, oh my god, Them vs. Them. Software Giant…but this is a […]

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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 August 2020. It’s (aptly) called “JOHNNY IGUANA’S CHICAGO SPECTACULAR!” and features Lil’ Ed, John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Matthew Skoller, Phillip-Michael Scales, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, Bill Dickens and Michael Caskey. “Whoa!” is right! And […]

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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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