JOHNNY IGUANA @ Public Craft Brewing Co. in Kenosha, WI
FRIDAY AT 8:30 PM CDT – 10:30 PM CDT
Johnny Iguana & Michael Caskey: BARRELHOUSE BLUES BONANZA
Free · Public Craft Brewing Co.
Johnny Iguana (2021 nominee for Best Piano Player at the Blues Music Awards) has led the bands the Claudettes, oh my god, Them Vs. Them, Software Giant and more. He has appeared on Grammy-nominated albums by Junior Wells, Chicago Blues: A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. Downbeat Magazine award winner and five-time Detroit Music Award recipient, Michael Caskey is a drummer (not to mention pianist, composer and music educator) who has played with a wide variety of artists: Heritage Blues Orchestra, oh my god, Eastern Blok, Chuck Mangione, Koko Taylor, John Sinclair and more. He also co-founded the Claudettes with Johnny Iguana.Johnny and Michael will thunder through some classic piano blues but also original compositions and inspired cover-song choices (everything from Tin Pan Alley to Sugar Hill Records)!
“Johnny Iguana sounds like a saloon pianist from the Wild West brought to the future, his own vaudeville style modernized alongside Caskey’s sweet and delectable drumming, blending blues, jazz and a good time.”–American Blues Scene”A revelatory blend of jazz and blues, stirred with punk brio….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?”–Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune”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!”–Downbeat Magazine