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 YouTube by whoever took this stealth footage…
We (ig and Michael Caskey) are the Claudettes. Our piano/drums show might remind you of all these: Bobby Timmons, Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Les McCann, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Hoagy Carmichael, Otis Spann, Prof. Longhair, Raymond Scott. In any case, we have our debut Thurs. Oct. 13 at The Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted, Chicago. Music starts at 9, Claudette insists that we begin to play at 11:00. She will be advertising her famous, outlandish drink specials and just pretty much keeping us in line. We are her house band, but she lost her lease to Claudette’s and she now takes us around to wherever she can set up her bar and “sell her budweisers.” On this night, it will be The Tonic Room (and it will be Claudette’s). In December, we’ll all be taking Claudette’s to another bar in Chicago and also into Michigan. Come and see!
Hi, Claudette! Yes, Ma’am, we will be on time this time!
All About Jazz reviewed the new John Martyn tribute 2-CD set that oh my god is proud to be on (along with Beck, Snow Patrol, Morcheeba, Robert Smith, Swell Season, Vetiver, Vashti Bunyan…). We get a really nice mention. Look and see!: