Live From Transylvania was recorded on March 28, 2015 at the Sighisoara Blues Festival in Romania. Six-time award winning keyboardist and vocalist, Jimmy Voegeli, leads Wisconsin’s blues powerhouse The Jimmys. The tight vocal harmonies and powerful horn lines by the Midwest’s best horn section will transport you back to Motown. Add to that the deep pocket by an all Brown Cow Productions’ star rhythm section and you have The Jimmys. The band was named one of the Top Ten festival acts of 2015. When he’s not performing, Voegeli helps out on the family’s fifth-generation old dairy farm.
Six previously recorded tracks on Live From Transylvania include: “Jacqui Juice” – Hot Dish (2015), “I Wonder” – Hot Dish (2015) “Hell or Heaven” – Gimme The Jimmys (2011), “Love Will Find A Way” – Gimme The Jimmys (2011), “You Say You Will” – Hot Dish (2015), and “Lose That Woman” – Hot Dish (2015). The four other songs include “Can’t hurt Me Anymore,” a song written by The Jimmys’ friend and Perry’s long time bandmate, Jim Liban. Always a hit at shows and a bit of a dedication of sorts to Jim. “Cold Women,” “Lonesome Whistle Blues,” and especially “Ophelia” have long been fan favorites and The Jimmys were elated to get great recordings of each of these songs.
Live From Transylvania is dedicated to the memory of Candye Kane.
“We were touched by Candye’s strength and sheer professionalism. She played right before us at Sighisoara Blues Festival while under extreme duress from the ravages of cancer and the treatments. It was her last show of a long European tour and she struggled to even make it up the stairs to the stage. Then put on on F**K of a show! She was so wonderful to us even though her pain was incredibly evident. Every time we think of that festival, we can’t help be remember Candye Kane and her contribution to blues and human spirit.” Jimmy Voegeli