During the day, I help out on our family's fifth generation dairy farm. We till 1,200 acres of crop land, milk 180 Brown Swiss dairy cows, and export embryos, bull semen, and live animals through out the world! We show and exhibit dairy cattle through out the states. My grandfather, father, and now my brother were or are still world renowned dairy genetisits. We have sold our genetics to 100's of countries, on every continent! If you need cows (or farm cats), we are your one stop shop! Go to voegeli-farm.com and see what I mean. Peace and Love!
Thank you for all the warm wishes from fans. First in 2010 and then again in 2012, I won a MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) for Keyboardist of the Year! I also won a WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award for Keyboardist of the year in 2011. This year our band earned another WAMI award, the 2012 Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble.
I played with The Westside Andy and the Mel Ford Band for 18 years which was voted best blues band in Wisconsin and best band in Madison numerous times. The WA/MF Band also received a Grammy Award nomination for Contemporary Blues Album in 2003. I am so very grateful for the time with them as cohorts and best of friends! I look forward to playing with them as often as possible. I will also be playing with many other great artists in the future, so check my "events" page for info.
"That's easy! Because they're cool!" More seriously, Jimmy says, "I wear them because they make it easier for me to control the volume pedal on the organ and press the sustain pedal on my keyboard. Plus, my chiropractor says they are agronomically correct!"
I went to Europe with The Crashers in 2003 in support of there cd "Love School". We were on tour with Dan Baird and Homemade Sin.
I have had the fortune of playing or recording with many wonderful musicians.
I have been on stage with greats Pine Top Perkins, Rusty Zinn, Guitar Shorty, Joe Bonamaso, Perry Weber, Rev Raven, Billy Flynn, Tab Beniot, James Solberg, Sherly King, EC Scott, Clyde Stubblefield, Ben Sidran, Ken Saydak, Dave Specter, just to name a few. I would name more if my crusty little brain could remember!
I have recorded with The Funkmasters (John 'Jabo' Starks and Clyde Stubblefield, both former drummers for James Brown), The Crashers, Lucas Cates, Robert J, Paul Flipowitz, The Velveetatones, Alex Wilson, Aaron Williams, Bobby Messano, Fedora to name a few. Again that shitass crusty brain thing!
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