CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion

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 CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion has been captivating the globe with original, live music for more than 16 years. Their blend of blues, soul and roots music uplifts and inspires audiences with messages of hope, love and the belief thatanything possible. They pride themselves on providing incredible live music experiences that transcend cultural and generational barriers.

The funkiest musicians to ever touch the stage, Soul Kamotion is the smooth and passionate, Chris Baptiste (Keys & MD); the creative and innovative Terrell Kimble (Bass), the ever-so-rhythmic James Adkins (drums), and the multi-talented Matt Harris (Guitar). They have as their song 90 Mph suggests, one gear –high energy. Lead singer,CeCe Teneal is an award-winning, undeniable talent who both critics and fans call “a musical force to be reckoned with,” and her achievements in the industry over the past decade are certainly a testament to that view.

The band’s new live album, “#5or5000”, is a captivating, energetic and entertaining blend of songs that catapult you to a place where you just can’t hold back. It’s funky and fun, addressing all stages of love and living our true life. It’s enchanting yet powerful, encouraging us to move and groove on the dance floor and to embrace life. It’s faith-filled, purposeful and reflective when reminding us to appreciate our blessings, not take love for granted, and why we sometimes feel alone even when we’re in a relationship. It’s sassy and authentic when talking about the dangers of love, conquering each day and doing your own thing.

The album’s first single, “What I’d Do To Get Your Love Back” was originally written by CeCe’s mom, international blues singer Yvonne Jackson, and when the band listened to it, the words took on a whole new meaning. The song is an opportunity to reflect on what that moment would be like to get someone’s love back for just one day –a parent, sibling, friend or love interest. We’ve all been there.

In total, “#5or5000” reflects CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion’s mission of giving the same show and a hundred percent of themselves, whether there are five or five thousand people in the audience. This band Is a well-primed musical force and prepared to spread their message ona global scale.

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The Jimmys

Madison blues Powerhouse The Jimmys comes at you with the Midwest’s finest talent. “2011 WAMI Best Keyboardist” Jimmy Voegeli brings his vocal and compositional talents to the forefront of the band. Supported by blues Icon Perry Weber (guitar) and Rock and Roll drumming legend Mauro Magellan (Georgia Satellites) the band would seem complete, but fan favorite Johnny Wartenweiler rounds out this all star rhythm section on bass. The Jimmys sound comes from the horn section led by Pete Ross (Alto Sax) and Darren Sterud (Trombone) with Chad Whittinghill (Trumpet) and Bryan Husk (Bari/Tenor Sax). These four musicians have shared the stage with : Clyde Stubblefield “The Original Funky Drummer”, BB King, Roscoe Mitchell, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina And The Vagabonds, Pinetop Perkins, and Trombone Shorty. Where ever you are, when this band comes to town, they come to party. You won’t want to miss them, otherwise you’ll feel that “hole in your soul”

Killer horns, greasy guitars, funky keys, and a rhythm section with the heart and soul the size of Brazil. This is a GREAT band that plays blues and everything else between. I would take them into the studio and record with them anytime. They're a "goodin" Get ready for The Jimmys
Bryan Lee - New Orleans based singer, songwriter; an iconic figure in the Blues world.

“Can't beat the Jimmys for non-stop excitement. There's not a better band on the scene. Blazing horns and virtuosos at every position. Voegeli  is super on vocals and keys with charisma and charm in bandleader role. They absolutely killed this year at the Willy St. Fair. I'd hire them again in a minute."
Bob Queen - Marquette Neighborhood Association Event Coordinator.

“The Jimmys are a powerhouse aggregation - red-hot keyboards & taut guitar licks fueled by a killer horn section, generating an exhilarating mix of roadhouse blues & raucous rock-n-roll."
Mark Thompson-President of the Crossroads Blues Society.

”The Jimmys are a foot-tapping, well connected blues band! This band opened up our 19th annual Big Bull Falls Blues Fest and the crowd asked for more. This band is a “must have” for any music festival!”
Terry Sturm - President, Wausau Area Events and Blues Fest Committee

“Whether you’re a Blues fan or not, Jimmy Voegeli is always fun to watch and a pleasure to listen.” 
Dan Baird; Singer songwriter (front man for the Georgia Satellites) producer.

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Dee Miller Band featuring Craig Clark

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"I said, Hey everybody - Let's have some fun. You only live once and when you're dead you're done" is the start of a Dee Miller Band show and from that first soulful line - you know the "good times are gonna roll" . The Dee Miller Band guarantees a show that will get fans out of their seat and onto a dance floor.  Fronted by Minnesota blues singer, Dee Miller shares the stage with a few of the best blues musicians in the Twin Cities area. Featuring singer and guitar man, Craig Clark, Eric Meyer on bass, and Jesse Mueller on keyboard, this band quickly becomes a favorite of  everyone who hears them. 

Dee Miller has been called a "barrelhouse" singer and is frequently referred to as "The Duchess of the Blues" by those in the Minnesota Blues community.  Her influences ( Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Mahalia Jackson) are present in her soulful growl and powerful singing style.  She began her career singing with local blues band the Minnesota Barking Ducks.  She has been a part of several local bands and has shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messano and many other talented musicians. Her band players (including former guitarist Jimi "Primetime" Smith) have had successful music careers with national connections.  Sideman Craig Clark is an up and coming presence on the local music scene.

The Dee Miller Band was formed in 2004 and  is a two time winner of the Battle of the Blues Bands in Minneapolis.  As the winner in 2015, the Dee Miller Band performed at the Lowertown Blues Festival as an opening act for Elvin Bishop and Walter Trout. The Dee Miller Band has performed at many other regional festivals and is a regular at local live music establishments.

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