“Make Mine a Double!” The Claudettes savor two Independent Music Award nominations

Independent Music Awards nomineeThey started off as the house band to unhinged Illinois tavern owner Claudette. Now, the Claudettes continue their streak of critical praise and peer recognition with two more Independent Music Award nominations!

The band previously won IMAs for their first Yellow Dog Records album, Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED! and for Best Long Form Video (Live in the Studio). Now, they’re up for Best Instrumental (Mainly) Album (No Hotel) and Best Instrumental Song (“Big Easy Women”).  Did we mention this the 9th year in a row that a Yellow Dog Records artist has been nominated for an IMA?

Winners will be announced at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on November 12th. The Claudettes long ago broke free of Claudette’s Bar and are off and running on tour. Go see this one-of-a-kind piano-pounding Chicago group at a show near you so you can see them attempt these daredevil instrumentals live and wish ’em good luck at the IMAs!

We Love It

The Soul of John Black‘s “I Love It” rocks the soundtrack to this spot for a Swiss dairy product. Give us some of what that guy’s having!


And here’s the full track for for your listening pleasure:

Eden Brent Track “Love Me ‘Til Dawn” Included In Putumayo’s “Jazz Cafe”

Do you know Putumayo? You really should, and probably do. They’re a record label that rejoices over the many rivers of music that stream across the globe (you’ve likely seen their eye-catching CDs in a coffee shop or three). In addition to introducing recordings and artists from all over the world, Putumayo has donated more than a million dollars to help the worldwide communities from which that music arises.

Their new compilation transports listeners, wherever you are, to jazz cafés all around the globe via tracks by Lee Dorsey, Amanda Martinez, Rosa Passos, Lisa Bassenge and more. Joining artists from Brazil, Senegal, Cuba and beyond: Yellow Dog’s own Eden Brent, whose sultry “Love Me ’Til Dawn” (from her 2008 Yellow Dog release “Mississippi Number One” closes out Jazz Café.  Have yourself a cocktail and have yourself a listen!

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The fourth album in our sampler series compiles some of our favorite cuts by Yellow Dog artists.

Upcoming Shows

Fri 2/23/18   Carlton, OR
Terry Robb - The Horse Radish 7pm

Sun 2/25/18   Zig Zag, OR
Terry Robb - Skyway Bar & Grill 7pm

Wed 3/7/18   Troutdale, OR
Mary Flower - Edgefield Winery 7pm

Fri 3/9/18   Portland, OR
Terry Robb - Muddy Rudder

Fri 3/16/18   Medford, OR
Mary Flower - Craterian Theater

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