Current Ruminations From The Product's Illustrious Inventor!


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 with Software Giant, then I will have a relaxed August in which to prepare for a busy fall.


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 YouTube by whoever took this stealth footage…

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Free show in Chicago!:

The Claudettes will be playing a whole lotta shows around the Midwest in April. For now, if you can be in Chicago and like sunsets and long walks on the beach, come to this and tell a friend:

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Claudette’s basement; Claudettes shows

Claudette’s basement has been pumped and cleaned and sealed. She is back in business! (Not her bar. Her house flooded. She’s back in business on the road with us.)

Thanks to her cousin Kimmy for filling in and selling beers for Claudette a couple weeks ago.

Coming right up:

1) Wed. 1/11: The Whistler, Chicago. With Man Is Man. They play at 10, we play at 11:00.  Free show.

2) Thurs. 1/12: Riverwest Public House, Milwaukee, WI. With Animals in Human Attire. Only $5 ($3 for members). 9:30 show.

3) Fri. 1/13: Friday the 13th show (scary!) at The Livery, Benton Harbor, MI. $6. With Nick Major Band. 9:00.

4) Sat. 1/14: Black Sparrow, Lafayette, IN. Free show, great place!


Claudette has been in a mood lately. This ought to be interesting…



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Claudettes are on the move

Claudette is determined to make some money (holiday season or no holiday season), so she’s got us on the move. We are obligated to play drums and piano for her here:

Thurs. Dec. 15: Innertown Pub, Chicago, IL. Free show.

Fri. Dec. 16: Mac’s Bar, Lansing, MI (18 & up, with Flatfoot and Gentleman’s Club).

Sat. Dec. 17: early all-ages Flint Local 432 show at Lunch Studio, Flint, MI. With The Loose Ties, Marriages, Chris Thibodea. 7 to 11 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 17: late 18-and-up show at Churchill’s, Flint, MI, with DJ Michael A. Claudette has arranged so that we play at midnight.

Wed. Jan. 11: The Whistler, Chicago, IL. With Man Is Man

Jan. 12 to 14: probably Milwaukee, Ft. Wayne (IN), Lafayette (IN), maybe Kalamazoo. More soon.

Also working out an Empty Bottle show and also Blockbuster Video (Action-Adventure aisle).

Event invites are all over Facebook. Search “Claudettes.”

See you?


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