Where Are The Souls This Week?

The Souls

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.

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Live with Lady J at KFAI on July 22

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.

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Make Minnesota Safer By Sending Us Out Of Town

Gypsy Blues 2013 Blues Saloon

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!

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CD Release Party at Famous Dave’s – No Cover!

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!

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We’re Going To Memphis

R2M 2014Jimmi 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)

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So Here’s What You’re Doing This Weekend…

1380513_650628881635071_1454729142_nGet 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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Gypsy Blues Live at the Park Theater in Hayward, WI!!!

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.

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Help Us Beat Those Tuition Blues: 9/29 at 4 PM at Famous Dave’s in Uptown

Here’s a great combo platter for you: Blues, Beer, BBQ and Giving Back to the Community.

What’s the benefit? Tuition Blues is an annual fundraiser that raises money for scholarships and classroom resources, and also raises awareness of the career training and job services provided by the American Indian OIC’s vocational education program, known as the Takoda Institute.

Tuition Blues is taking place on September 29 from 4:00 to 7:30 PM at Famous Dave’s in Calhoun Square. Set to take the stage at this year’s event are Jimmi and the Band of Souls and our good friends from Bluedog, Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts with Good Time Willy, and Hoka-Hey. $25 gets you in the door for live music and a barbecue dinner. Plus there will be silent auction featuring items donated by community businesses and local artists.

We love supporting the Takoda Institute. The school does a more than fabulous job helping people in the Twin Cities acquire in-demand career skills and connect to gainful employment. All proceeds from Tuition Blues will go toward keeping an education at the Takoda Institute affordable and accessible for all students.

Since its founding, the AIOIC has built a workforce of almost 20,000 people by helping them improve their employment credentials which results in a more stable and satisfying future. The organization’s mission is to empower community members to pursue career opportunities by providing education, training, and employment services in a culturally rich environment.

If you’d like more information about Tuition Blues, visit www.tuitionblues.org or schedule an interview by contacting Mitzi Hobot at (612) 341-3358, x110 or mitzih@aioic.org. Hey, you can talk to Jimmi too.

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Hot Diggity…Let’s Do That Again!

Soulmates, both old and new, to those we met in Ely and those who couldn’t make it to the Boundary Waters Blues Festival this year…WE HAD A BLAST UP THERE!

Now you soon-to-be Soulmates in Michigan, we’re doin’ it all over again, this time with you at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival!

PMMF

Check out this schedule for August 23rd:

Schedule

We can’t wait to meet you all, strap on the Willie Nelson braids, saddle the top hats, carry each other on the beach, maybe row a boat or two and claim another island in the name of Jay! Souls on the road! Don’t miss it :)

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Hittin’ The Road!

Soulmates, we’re excited!

This week we’ll make our way up north to spend time with the good folks in Duluth and Ely for the Boundary Waters Blues Festival!

 

This Wednesday night, a few of your Souls will make an appearance at the Glensheen Mansion at the Historic Congdon Estate in Duluth, MN to play a 90 minute set at 7:00pm. The next night, Thursday, August 15, the Souls get whole for a set in Winton, MN for a pre-festival party at The Long Branch Saloon! We wrap up the road trip on the main stage of the Boundary Waters Blues Festival on Friday at 4:00pm!

We can’t wait to share this experience with you and meet some new people in the north woods! :)

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