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!

Donations of laundry detergent, pop-top soups, hygiene products like body wash and hand soap, and more are needed for our food and hygiene product drive in partnership with Neighbor by Neighbor. DONATE any item(s) from the list of needed items for FREE admission to Friday night's show with The Claudettes and Maggie Kubley! 

“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:

The Claudettes
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
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.

RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

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The Acorn is proud to partner with Neighbor by Neighbor in hosting a food and hygiene drive at the theater. Throughout November and December, whenever you come out to The Acorn to attend an event, please consider contributing! Please find more information here.

Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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About The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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