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The main thing at the top of’ 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), 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!will be playing new songs as well as a bevy of beauties from their
Recorded in single live takes with just two mics, the Claudettes' new EP will transfix you with its timeless elegance.
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Mary traveled to the Big Easy to meld her impeccable fingerpicking and lap-slide folk blues with New Orleans jazz styles performed by some of the city's finest. Special guests include Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, and Dr. Michael White."Unfailingly sweet, hot and sassy – every track on this album has something about it that will give you shivers. This is one of the most satisfying albums of the year."
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