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!

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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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Working for Music!

Soulmates,

Do you remember studying music in school? playing an instrument as a kid? Do you remember ever wanting to write a song, dreaming of that electric feeling warming your limbs and shivering your head as you listen to your creation performed on stage – perhaps by you?

Do you remember growing up and leaving those dreams behind?

MusicWorks is a non-profit organization fathered by Minnesota’s own Tim Cheesebrow who believes that all young people ought to have the resources and opportunities to pursue their musical ambitions. This Wednesday night, starting at 6:00pm at Famous Dave’s in Uptown Minneapolis (Calhoun Square), your Souls, the Mooseknuckle Brothers and Bluedog will rally behind Cheesebrow to grow MusicWorks and help promote awareness of his dream.

Musicworks Benefit Poster

We need your full support! Come bid on some awesome items, listen to some great music and enjoy that electric feeling warming your limbs and shivering your heads as you imagine young people holding on to their dreams because of your support.

RSVP on our Google+ event invite for venue location and info or on good ol’ trusty Facebook.

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Have some Souls with your Whiskey!

Mark your calendars, Soulmates!

This Friday, July 12th, your Souls will help your whiskey go down a little smoother with a dash of toe-tappin’ groove-shaker fun! Come out to Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis! Show starts at 9:30pm!

RSVP on our Google+ event invite for venue location and info or on good ol’ trusty “>Facebook :)

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Doin’ It For The Kids – June 30th at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon

We are playing at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon Sunday afternoon for a benefit to raise money for Blues Kids. Blues Kids is a great non-profit and with school music programs being cut back in the USA it’s an even more vital program. What do they do? Blues Kids teaches kids how to play and sing the blues. The instructors use music to help create self-confidence, an interest in learning and personal discipline. They also focus on drop out prevention.

So come on out Wilebski’s on June 30 to listen to some great music. Tickets are only $15. Hey, that’s as good as a bake sale or book fair. Come out and help connect kids to music.

Here’s the line up for the show:

  • 1:00 -1:45 Blues Kids
  • 2:10 – 3:05 Blue Dog
  • 3:30 – 4:25 Jimmi and the Band of Souls
  • 4:50 – 5:45 Jimi Smith
  • 6:05 – 7:00 Fernando Jones

See you there!

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Gypsy Blues Comin’ To Hambone Music Festival June 21

The Hambone Music Festival is one of Minnesota’s summer high lights. This year is on June 21st and 22nd. The festival is located in Rochester, MN at the Olmstead County History Center, 1195 West Circle Drive S.W. Jimmi and the Band of Souls will be bringing their gypsy blues show to the Hambone Festival on June 21. We play from 8 to 9. Check out the lineup on Friday:

  • Lisa Wenger Band from 5 to 6
  • Lew Kilmesh Band from 6:30 to 7:30
  • Jimmi and the Band of Souls from 8 to 9
  • Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders from 9:30 to 10:45
  • Sena Ehrhardt from 11:15 to 12:30

That’s a great night of blues music. Saturday’s line up is great too! Tickets are very affordable for such a line up. $25 for a weekend pass, $10 for Friday or $20 for Saturday. 

More info at http://hambonemusicfestival.com/.

We’ll see you there!

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Your Almost Famous Souls at the Very Famous Dave’s

This Friday night, Soulmates!

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We have the honor of performing at Famous Dave’s Best of the Battle of the Bands alongside Blue Dog (8pm) and Sons of Soul (11pm). We feel blessed that Famous Dave’s asked us to participate and can’t wait to play for y’all! We hit the stage at 9:30pm but stretch your $6 and enjoy all the bands slated to make this night legendary!

RSVP on our Google+ event invite for venue location and info or on good ol’ trusty Facebook :)

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