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!