The Claudettes w/ Maggie Kubley
Friday, Nov. 10 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
The Claudettes bring their one-of-a-kind, piano-powered roots-pop sound to the Acorn. 2023 Acorn Singer-Songwriter Finalist Maggie Kubley will open!
“Chicago's original recipe band…The Claudettes' sonic playing field is the blues and everything after, all tastefully and artfully blended together….Perhaps the band’s greatest super power: songwriting.” —NPR Music
About the Artists:
Wielding a one-of-a-kind, piano-powered roots-pop sound, the Claudettes merge earthy blues and soul with pop hooks and punk spirit, writing an intriguing new chapter in American roots music. Pianist/songwriter Johnny Iguana formed the Claudettes with drummer Michael Caskey, exciting listeners with the barrelhouse bravura of their 2013 debut "Infernal Piano Plot…HATCHED!" Another Yellow Dog Records release followed in 2015 featuring Nigerian-American singer Yana: "No Hotel." Vocalist Berit Ulseth joined the band for two more releases on Yellow Dog Records: "Pull Closer to Me: Live in the Piano Room" (2017) and "Dance Scandal at the Gymansium" (2018, helmed by Grammy-winning Black Keys producer Mark Neill).
A new Claudettes era began when the band moved to Forty Below Records and released the acclaimed 2020 album "High Times in the Dark" (produced Grammy winner Ted Hutt) and 2022's "The Claudettes Go Out!," another collaboration with Hutt, with mixing by renowned producer Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello, David Bowie). Now, the Claudettes continue to evolve as they introduce a breathtaking new vocalist from Texas, Rachel Williams. Expect new music, videos and lots of tour dates in 2023!
In addition to the Claudettes, Johnny Iguana has earned a Blues Music Award nomination and a Living Blues Award nomination for piano player of the year. Johnny co-founded indie-rock cult favorites Oh My God, toured as pianist for blues legends Junior Wells and Otis Rush, has played piano on three Grammy-nominated albums and has played on recordings featuring Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Keb' Mo', Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and more. He is also co-composer of the score for the hit FX/Hulu series "The Bear."
Maggie Kubley is a solo performer, songwriter, comedian, writer, storyteller, and video artist. She has been making her uniquely midwestern multimedia performance works for the better part of the last two decades. Kubley graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN with her BA in Theatrical Studies. She lived and worked in Chicago, IL for over 15 years before moving back to her hometown of Plymouth, IN to take over as executive director of Wild Rose Moon, an intimate listening room dedicated to providing meaningful musical experiences for the surrounding region.
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Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm