The ClaudettesThe main thing at the top of The Claudettes’ minds right now: Doris the Van. She’s only got 178,000 miles on her, but she’s a ’99, and not as young as she used to be.  Still, they’ve got the blessing of their Chicago mechanic and they’ve got the dates to put Doris to the test, starting with a few Midwest venues and festivals including the Wicker Park Fest in Chicago, Atwood Fest in Madison, WI and the posh Vieux Carre in St. Paul, MN before heading out on an extensive West Coast tour.

In typical Claudettes-ian fashion, they’re hitting blues clubs and festivals (Catfish Lou’s in Portland, the Calgary International Blues Festival, the Big Sky Rhythm & Blues Festival in Montana and, once back in the Midwest, Ribberfest in Madison, IN) as well as esteemed rock clubs (Viper Room in West Hollywood, El Corazon/Funhouse in Seattle, Lost Lake in Denver, Amnesia in San Francisco and Beauty Bar in Las Vegas). Then: it’s back to the East Coast in the fall…

Along with songs from their forthcoming album produced by Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97’s, Paladins, Los Straitjackets), The Claudettes will be playing new songs as well as a bevy of beauties from their first three releases on Yellow Dog Records.  All the Claudettes tour dates (more to come) can be found right HERE . Tell your friends in those towns, and if you can make a show, don’t miss it — you’ll see why crowds at the aforementioned rock clubs and blues fests alike highly dig the vibes of the Claudettes live!