The Claudettes

The Claudettes

Willie & The Whips, GravelRoad

Tue Aug 08 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Claudettes
The Claudettes

Pianist Johnny Iguana formed the Claudettes, who feature Berit Ulseth on vocals, Zach Verdoorn on bass guitar and vocals and Matt Torre on drums. Johnny, who has toured internationally with his own cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is currently a member of two Grammy-nominated blues groups: Chicago Blues--A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. Johnny has toured or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Carey Bell, Lil' Ed and more. The Claudettes combine the Chicago blues-piano tradition with the energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultry sound of '60s soul-jazz to create a thrilling new spin on American roots music.

GREG KOT, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A revelatory blend of jazz and blues, stirred with punk brio and topped with French cream. There are also dashes of classical and world music, and enough stops, starts and hairpin turns to suggest the giddiness of Raymond Scott's cartoon music...How do they do it?
DOWNBEAT Hits listeners upside the head with a mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray Charles soul and “Fess” Longhair New Orleans R&B. Catch them in a chaotic ballroom!

CAUGHT IN THE CAROUSEL They come across like a ragtime White Stripes, tearing through the 13 numbers here with an undeniable musical velocity….Truly one of the most refreshing musical experiences of the year.
BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE Like Keith Moon chasing a crazed, punked-up Little Richard!
Willie & The Whips
Sho’ nuff, out of Seattle, Willie & the Whips
When you dangle a bunch of like strings close together they wrap together. Willie & the Whips started forming a braid in 2014 along a mission to make great blues music for people to dance and groove to. Learning and playing the blues is a great vocation to have given life’s so many ups and downs and Willie & the Whips make the most of it. Drawing from the rich history the blues offer WATW know a good many songs written by others but at the same time forge ahead with new original compositions. WATW are both direct and indirectly inspired by Slim Harpo, Fred McDowell, RL Burnside, Jr Kimbrough, Nina Simone, Johnny Shines, Howlin’ Wolf, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Rosetta Tharp, Jimmy Reed.. all y’all that like to groove, moan, stomp, holler, rest, then go to sleep and wake up again.
GravelRoad: Psychedelta (Knick Knack)
Since the release of their last album (2008's Shot The Devil), this Seattle band has toured and recorded two albums with primal Mississippi blues artist T-Model Ford. Some of his raw energy might've rubbed off on them because they're now back with their third and strongest album to date, a hard-driving set of raw, gritty blues-rock steeped in Mississippi hill country blues, featuring a variety of rocked-up deep, primal blues songs combining rumbling electric guitar riffs and some sweet slide along with hypnotic rhythms and husky vocals. 3/30/2012 -Don Yates
Venue Information:
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109