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- It’s been a busy 18 months for local rockers the Family Business. In late 2011, the band headed into the legendary, and now defunct, Smart Studios to record their sophomore release, Nightmares and Wildest Dreams. Released in 2012, the album garnered the band nine Madison Area Music Award nominations, including Artist of the Year and Rock Album of the year. Now only a year later, the band is set to release its third album, Rock N’ Roll Machine, on July 6th. The band’s upcoming installment puts their expansive musical palette on full display. The addition of both a string and horn section helps deliver songs across a number of different genres – from rock n’ roll, to soul, to gospel. The band’s exceptional songwriting ability also earned them a victory in 105.5 Triple M’s 2012 Project M competition – which pitted 40 of Madison’s best bands against one another in weekly songwriting challenges. Also releasing a new CD that night is Madison blues powerhouse, The Jimmys. “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 Mitchel, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Pinetop Perkins, and Trombone Shorty. Wherever 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!” More info can be found at: www.familybusinessband.comwww.thejimmys.net
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