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2012 A Great Awards Year for Sweet Claudette - January 28, 2013

James Anthony wsg Sweet Claudette - Ontario Canada - September 4, 2012

JAMES ANTHONY BAND wsg Guest Sweet Claudette

Saturday, September 16, 2012 -- Black Swan Matinee 2 - 6pm
Burlington, ONT Canada

Saturday evening - at the Lancaster Smokehouse
7:00 - 11:00 pm
Kitchener ONT Canada


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Sweet Claudette Returns to Bessmer, Al, June 16th - June 10, 2012

Sweet Claudette on the road Shows - August 14, 2011

Sweet Claudette on Port Huron Jazz & Blues Fest, Sunday, July17th - July 10, 2011

Port Huron Jazz & Blues Festival, Sunday, July 17th
Sunday, July 17th Port Huron Jazz & Blues Fest ... Music noon to dusk, Lincoln Park at corner of Military, Marysville Sweet Claudette Band is on 3 - 4 PM .... complete lineup: Sweet Claudette, St. Clair Alumni Jazz Band, Big Poppa, Steepwater (from Chicago) and Hot Sauce (Detroit) See you there. Family Friendly, bring your blankets, lawn chairs & non-alcoholic drinks - vendors

Sweet Claudette Completes Shaking Up The Bucket CD - February 25, 2011

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Sweet Claudette has finished her latest CD SHAKING UP THE BUCKET. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sweetclaudette22 Can't wait for Sweet Claudette stanky- funk, contemporary jazz, urban blues and other delightful mixtures of ambience to hit your hands.

Sweet Claudette joins roster of Blunk Skunk Music - October 5, 2010

Mike Packer of Windmill Music has secured a worldwide distribution deal between Blue Skunk Music and Sweet Claudette. Effective immediately, Blue Skunk now offers Worldwide Digital & Physical Distribution of Sweet Claudette's 2009 CD Release, THAT MAN'S GOT TO GO.

That Man's Got To Go Accomplishments - April 5, 2009

We're very excited to report our accomplishments on our new release thus far.
That Man's Got To Go is CD of the Week in France week. That Man's Got To Go CD made it to #17 on the Living Blues Report, March 2009.
Keep praying for us.
Thanks / Sweet C

Living Blues March 2009 Radio Chart - April 4, 2009

Living Blues Magazine Radio Chart

1. Shemekia Copeland, Never Going Back, Telarc/Blues
2 Bobby Jones, Comin' Back Hard, Delta Groove
3 Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, Havin' The Last Word, Alligator
4 John Nemeth, Love Me Tonight, Blind Pig
5 Guy Davis, Sweetheart Like You, Red House
6 Billy Flynn, Blues Drive, Land O' Blues
7 Ruthie Foster, The Truth According To Ruthie Foster, Blue Corn
8 The Nighthawks, American Landscape, Powerhouse
9 Damon Fowler, Sugar Shack, Blind Pig
10 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, A Night In Woodstock, Mojo Rodeo
11 Derek Trucks, Already Free, Victor
12 The Soul Of John Black, Black John, Eclecto Groove
13 Luther Kent, Bobby Bland Songbook, Vetter
14 Gina Sicilia, Hey Sugar, Swingnation/Vizztone
15 Joe Louis Walker, Witness To The Blues, Stony Plain
16 Mitch Kashmar, Live At Labatt, Delta Groove
17. Sweet Claudette, That Man's Got To Go, No Cover
18 Susan Tedeschi, Back To The River, Verve Forecast
19 Mark T. Small, Screamin' & Cryin' The Blues, Whaling City Sound
20 Taj Mahal, Maestro, Heads Up Int'l
21 Anni Piper, Two's Company, Blues Leaf
22 S.E. Willis, Taproot, Mr. Suchensuch
23 Jorma Kaukonen, River Of Time, Red House
24 Elvin Bishop, The Blues Rolls On, Delta Groove
25 B.B. King, One Kind Favor, Geffen

Newest on That Man's Got To Go CD - February 24, 2009

That Man's Got To Go – Sweet Claudette Live in the Studio
Sweet Claudette and Friends February 2009 Review
No Cover Productions # NCP-115

WOW! Claudette's latest release on No Cover has 9 thumping, grinding originals and 1 cover tune included. Claudette has "lined up the stars" both literally and figuratively for her fifth and most definitive CD to date. She is joined on this release by a who's who of Detroit talent including Howard Glazer and Dan DeKuyper on Guitars, Alonzo "Big Al" Haralson on Trumpet, Marty Montgomery on Sax, Greg Manning on Drums, and Todd MacIntosh on Bass.
The "Sweet One" opted to cut the whole thing "Live" in the studio accepting only a single take per song! No overdubs, no do-overs, and definitely no BS. Gutsy, ballsy, and gritty are the superlatives best used to describe her style, her performance, and the content on this CD.
In this new release, Claudette has affixed her roots to the Blues. It soon becomes very clear to the listener that Claudette is an accomplished songwriter singing about real life. She's been carving her niche in the blues genre' for many years, but this breakout CD will cut a swath the size of a semi for her.
Claudette has been a blues icon for many years in Michigan and in her native Alabama. This CD will push her much further and is a "must buy" for any real Blues fan! Get yours today because this is a CD on the move and so will you be when you hear it.
Steve Allen – Independent Reviewer

James Anthony Band (JAB) & Sweet Claudette at Carrigan Arms, Burlington, ONT - March 28, 2008

An over capacity, seam splitting, wall expanding crowd for all 3 segments at this one at Carrigan Arms, Burlington Ontario Canada. James Anthony's expanded band (James-master guitarist, bassman-Uli, Gordi on drums, master keyboardist, John & the lip man -Pete on sax) showed their natural behinds and took the music to the next level. It was done with such controlled volume and dyanamics that 'you could indeed hear a rat piss on cotton' at times. The audience was 'on their game' and boogied with us. AND of course, I got a chance to do one or 2 of my corny jokes before all was said and done.

Motor City Musicians Still Putting Out Some Of The Best Sounds Around! - June 8, 2007

Howard Glazer & Sweet Claudette have a fantastic article that's been ran in well over 50 international publications. Click on the link below for some of the best damn reading around.

http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=33130

Photos of 2005 Willie King Freedom Creek Festival in Old Memphis, Alabama - June 2, 2005

Photographer David Childs captures the moments as the festival unfolds ......

http://www.ayep.net/freedomcreek05.html

Photos of Sweet Claudette's performance at the 2005 Willie King's Freedom Creek Festival, Old Memphis, Alabama - June 1, 2005

This is one for the journal. Sweet Claudette is estatic about being on the same bill as Willie King & the Liberators, Eddie Kirkland, Hubert Sumlin, Mudcat and of course back with the 2005 Alabama Women of the Blues; Debbie Bond, Caroline Shines, Elnora Spencer. These ladies know how to make singing the blues exciting for the audience.
http://www.ayep.net/sweetc.html
Photographer David Childs captures more moments while the audience digs the blues ......

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