Sweet Claudette

America's #1 Country-Motown Supergroup

We have always been pretty excited about ourselves. 

We have always been pretty excited about ourselves. 

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Sweet Claudette is made up of members of regional favorites The Honeycutters, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and The Moon and You. The seeds of Sweet Claudette were planted at a women's songwriter showcase in the fall of 2009. The ladies had so much fun working up tunes for the show, they decided to form a band so they could keep singing and playing together.  

Sweet Claudette's captivating sound is powered by 4-, 5- and 6-part harmonies, Motown-inspired backup vocals, and an unusual combo of acoustic instruments: cello, banjo, melodica, guitar and hand percussion. Their live show is collaborative, energetic and hugely entertaining. Band members pass the instruments around and switch leads, cracking up the crowd and one another. 

With the release of their 2012 EP For the Birds, Sweet Claudette began to make a splash outside their hometown of Asheville, NC. The record was heralded by Alli Marshall of the MountainXpress as "at once thoughtful and buoyant. The original songs are neither country nor Motown specifically, though they borrow the standup basslines and gravity-defying harmonies of those genres. But this is a collection of songs that is, ultimately, an inspiration rather than a tribute."

Sweet Claudette's newest release, recorded and mixed by longtime producer Daniel Shearin, is their first full-length record: Whiskey Drunk on Puppy Love. The new album is a huge leap forward for these ever-evolving musicians, and reflects the full depth and breadth of their top-notch songwriting and vocal powers. The backing band on Whiskey Drunk is a powerhouse, bringing each song to its fullest realization of emotional power. 

Gorgeous harmonies, outstanding musicianship and world-class songwriting are the qualities that set Sweet Claudette apart from the crowd. What's more, they are very proud to be the only Country/Motown band they've ever heard of. With humor, warmth and consummate musicality, the ladies of Sweet Claudette hope to continue charming the pants off of audiences for many years to come.

 

Photo Credit: Barbara Verba