The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey.
Johnny, who toured for years with his cult favorite rock band oh my god, is also in the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues: A Living History and The Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured and recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more and played piano on the new Chicago Plays the Stones album featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Buddy Guy.
The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album Dance Scandal At The Gymnasium! (Yellow Dog Records) with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (The Black Keys, Old 97’s, J. Roddy Walston, J.D. McPherson). The Claudettes have recorded a new album with another Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt (Violent Femmes, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, The Devil Makes Three), which will come out in early 2020.
Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Date: Friday, December 13
Time: 9:30 pm
Cost: $15 reserved, $10 general admission