Our first show on Beale Street is only 8 weeks away. That’s right, the International Blues Challenge starts Wednesday, January 21st. We are beside ourselves with excitement to represent Minnesota as the band contestant! It’s getting very real as we look through the list of bands coming to Memphis from around the world. Hope we get to see many of you Soul Brothers and Sisters down there for the events!
To all of you Soul followers out there we are getting really excited for our upcoming IBC Fundraiser (International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN)! The show will be on November 9th at the Wicked Moose Bar and Grill in Rochester, MN!
Here are the details!
Jimmi & the Band of Souls and Brother Sun, Sister Moon are having a fundraiser on November 9 at the Wicked Moose! All proceeds will go toward helping us get to the IBC in Memphis, TN next January.
We need your support to help us get to Memphis, so we’ve planned a special show for you! The line up includes Brother Sun, Sister Moon, The Swamp Kings, Dave Lambert and the Motivators, The Annie Mack Band and Jimmi and the Band of Souls.
There is a suggested donation of $10. Give more or give less, we’ll appreciate anything you give. We know you work hard for your money!
There will also be a bake sale so you can take home a little something after the show.
Plus, the Wicked Moose will be offering a chicken dinner for only $5! That’s right – it’s blues, bread and a bird for you!
The show is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Blues Society, GRAB ME and the Wicked Moose. We look forward to seeing you there!
WOO! See you all there.
In the words of Spike.
Peace and Blues
It’s been quite the last month! We were honored to play both the Ely Blues Festival up in Winton/Ely, MN as well as the recent Porcupine Mountain Music Festival in Upper Peninsula, Michigan! Both festivals were a blast and the crowds were amazing!
Since then, the souls have been hard at work on our next album “Graveyard Shift” (working title) and also, a really cool soundtrack piece that we are doing. We finished laying down the last tracks for the soundtrack last night and are excited to be a part of local art!
Keep your eyes peeled to the calendar as we hope to see all of your faces out at our shows! More exciting news on the horizon as we prepare for Memphis in January!
Have a good one!
We have a busy week ahead of us. Tonight, we are playing in the beer tent at the Olmsted County Fair in Rochester from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Saturday the 26th, we make our debut appearance at the Prairie Dog Festival in Prairie Du Chien, WI. We’re excited to be part of the line up, taking the stage at 4:30 pm. Then on Sunday the 27th, we are at the Great Midwest Rib Festival at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake. We play from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm. Nothing better than barbecue and blues!
It’s going to be a great week of music, friends and fun! We look forward to seeing many of you at one of our shows this week.
We are excited to announce that we will be doing a live radio show with the one and only Lady J, this Tuesday, July 22, on KFAI radio. Lady J’s radio show, “Rollin’ and Tumblin” is a blues mainstay. You can always kick back after a long day at work on a Tuesday and listen to Lady J spin some good blues music!
Her show airs from 4:oo to 6:30. We will be on sometime after 5 or so. Tune in at 90.3 FM in Minneapolis, 106.7 in St. Paul or live stream at http://kfai.org.
Want to keep the streets safer in Minnesota? Well, here’s a sure fire way to get ‘er done. On July 18, you have the opportunity to get Jimmi and the Band of Souls out of town for one week in January so they can go to Memphis and represent Minnesota in the International Blues Challenge. That’s right – one week in January they will be out of Minnesota and in Memphis, Tennessee representing 5 million people, 10,000 lakes and countless mosquitos as they compete against bands from around the world for the title of best blues band!
Here are the details: On this Friday, July 18, from 6 PM to 10 PM, we will be playing at the legendary Wilebski’s Blues Saloon at 1639 Rice Street in St. Paul. The show is a fund raiser. All proceeds go funding our trip to Memphis. The Minnesota winners of the solo/duo contest, Brother Sun Sister Moon, will also be playing.
The show is kid friendly! Bring the family. The suggested donation is $10. Pay more. Pay less. We’ll appreciate every dime and we’ll play for you like you paid $200!
So come on out! We have been preparing a special show just for you!
We are excited to celebrate the release of our new CD, “Live From The Park Theater” this Wednesday at Famous Dave’s in Uptown. The show is from 6 to 9 PM. Perfect time for a week night show!
Plus, there’s no cover. Perfect for your budget. That’s more money to buy a beer for your sweetie!
We have some great local blues artists as our special guests. Boom Boom Stevie V will be sitting in for a few songs on harmonica. Dave Lambert, one-half of the Minnesota IBC winners Brother Son and Sister Moon, will be joining us too! Plus, Paul Wigen will be playing keys.
So honestly, can you imagine a better time? It’s blues. It’s bbq. There’s no cover. And it’s a CD release party with Jimmi and the Band of Souls and their special guests! See you there!
Jimmi and the Band of Souls are going to Memphis! We are excited, humbled and honored to have been selected by the judges at this year’s Road to Memphis competition to represent Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge! We were chosen among seven bands, each of whom had some of our favorite singers, guitar players, harmonica players, bassists and drummers playing. It had to have been a difficult decision for the judges and we are grateful for the honor.
Thanks go to the Minnesota Blues Society for sponsoring the contest and to Ted Wilebski and the Blues Saloon for hosting. Crazy amounts of thanks to all the club owners and festival organizers who have invited us into their space over the last three and a half years. The same amount of thanks is being delivered via freight truck right now to Hurricane Harold, Jackson Buck, Pam Hill and all the folks at KFAI and to Hammer and the Blue Monday Monthly staff like Kenny Tritz, Dick Stephenson and Doug Spike.
An extra special thank you to all of you who come out to listen to us at our shows and pick up CD’s. We couldn’t say enough about how much we appreciate you! Your friendship is sacred to us. We are thankful for you!
Thanks also to our families and friends who have been there with encouragement, patience and support. Thank you!
Can’t wait to see you at the next show! Until then, all the best to you and yours. Enjoy the moments.
(photo courtesy of Grace Shelstad Enebo)
Get ready for a rip-roarin’ good time this weekend, Soulmates, ’cause your comin’ on the Souls Magical Mystery Tour! Well, actually, more like a ride on the rails (Soul Train? Get it? Get it???)
This Friday, October 18th at 9:30pm, we return to the Whiskey Junction, one of the best Minneapolis venues for blues and rockin’ good times with a hint of biker nice.
The next day, we pack up and head down to Zoom-Zoom-brota near Rochester so Spike can get an ear-full of his Gypsy Blues. The show starts at 8pm! Then Sunday, go ahead and have church with us at the Covered Bridge at 11am for a Gospel Blues brunch!
We’re excited. Are you?
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Tell the paperboy to stop the paper. Ask the post office to hold your mail. The Gypsy Blues Caravan is heading north to record a live show at the Park Theater in Hayward, WI. The theater is a beautiful art deco theater built in the 1940’s. It has been updated with a wonderful sound system, top-notch recording equipment, and comfortable chairs so it’s easy to kick back and have a great time.
The show is October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30. Tickets are free, but the Park Theater gladly welcomes free donations.
So pack up your cutie. Load up your loved ones. And join the Gypsy Blues Caravan as it heads to Hayward with it’s brand of blues, roots and R&B.