I feel sorry for any band that has to follow this act. They rock!” - Roy Elkins

— Broadjam.com Founder

The last time I reviewed The Jimmys they were recording live in Transylvania so it is good to see they escaped OK and have managed to put some daylight between themselves and old Vlad. Tony Braunagel drummed and produced these thirteen tracks, whilst singer and keyboards player Jimmy Voegeli wrote the majority of them. Guitarist/ singer Perry Weber also supplies several, including the rocking opening track, ‘Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’, with its big sounding horn section. Marcia Ball (who guests on vocals) and Braunagel helped to co-write the Crescent City flavoured ‘Write A Hit’ with its delightful sticky rhythm, the Billy Boy Arnold-inflected ‘Always A Woman’ is from Gary Nicholson and Kevin McKendree, and Jim Liban was the source for the slow, BB King influenced blues of ‘Someday Baby’. The title track is a fine 50s styled slab of guitar driven jumping R’n’B, ‘Started Up Again’ draws unashamedly from Slim Harpo’s ‘Scratch My Back’. The closing track is a fine early 60s styled organ instrumental with a hint of New Orleans to it. Really, though, there’s not a poor track here on this recommended release.” - Norman Darwen

— BITS Blues In the South



Gotta Have It (2019)
Live From Transylvania at Sighisoara Blues Festival (2016)
Hot Dish (2015)
Hadaya Do That Thing :  Live!  (2013)
Gimme the Jimmys (2011)



2021 Independent Blues Award Winner - Best Contemporary Blues Song "Write a Hit" 
2020, 2019,2016 Blues Band, Local Blues Band, Local R&B Band; Best of Madison, Madison Magazine 
2019, Hall of Fame inductees: Blues Band, Keyboardist; MAMA Awards 
2016 and 2017 Blues Blast Nominees
2015-2018 Keyboardist of the Year, WAMI (2015) & MAMA Awards 
2014-2018 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Awards 
2018 Brass - Trumpet of the Year, MAMA Award 
2016, 2017 Blues Album of the Year, MAMA Awards 
2014, 2016, 2017 Blues Song of the Year,  MAMA Awards 
2014, 2015, 2017 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards 
2016 Best Albums of 2016, Downbeat Magazine 
2016 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison 
2016 Best Swing Band of the Year, WAMI Award 
2015, 2016 Woodwind Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards 
2015 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison 
2014 Artist of the Year, MAMA Award 
2014 Bassist of the Year, MAMA Award

By the end of the season, most of the area should know about the festival headliner. This is the first of two SW MN appearances this summer by The Jimmys (and the fourth in less than a year). Each time the crowd has grown. Surprised? Not really, with the energy of Jimmy Voegeli's keyboard magic, and the 'Amateur Horn Stars' of Darren Sterud, Pete Ross, and newest member Mike Boman. Plus it's always a treat when the veteran, Perry Weber, puts his Blues groove into action and takes over the vocals. And keeping it all together were the rock-solid rhythms of John Wartenweiler on bass and ex-Georgia Satellite drummer, Mauro Magellan. Plus, dangling a carrot (in the form of a Spotted Cow beer) certainly jazzed up the boys as the dance floor remained full for their entire set. The only thing the locals need to learn now is when Jimmy says "this is the absolute last song" then walks off the stage; ah, Jimmy doesn't walk anywhere. It took the emcee of the festival to encourage the Minnesota nice crowd to demand an encore! And the band responded with a signature "Ophelia," and finishing with the patented Voegeli high jump off the stage! Then the show was complete...-------” - Ken Tritz

— Ken Tritz, A Bag of Tritz, Minnesota Blues Society

Some bands grab the crowd on the first number. Such a band is The Jimmys. They are incredibly tight for a seven piece and have an infectious enthusiasm. They quickly became a crowd favorite.” - Dennis Massingill

— Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Jimmys is an award-winning festival favorite that has brought people together from coast to coast, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean for over fifteen years. The Jimmys feature band leader Jimmy Voegeli--phenomenal Hammond B-3 keyboardist, singer and songwriter; an experienced killer rhythm section steeped in blues with Perry Weber on guitar, Chris Sandoval on drums, and John Wartenwieler on bass. The icing on the cake is the best horn section in the Midwest—Pete Ross on saxophone, Chad Whittinghill on trumpet, and Joe Goltz on trombone. It doesn’t get any better than this–The Jimmys will deliver!” - The Reif Center for the Arts

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