Meet Trigger HippyNew Crowes/WSP Side Project


Steve Gorman
By Josh Miller
Trigger Hippy - comprised of drummer Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), guitarist Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), guitarist Audley Freed (Jakob Dylan, ex-Crowes, Blue Floyd) and bassist-singer Nick Govrik - will make their live debut on Saturday, February 7 in Macon, Georgia as part of the Cox Capitol Theatre's "Stay And Play Concert Series," whose past participants include Chuck Leavell. A portion of the proceeds will go towards The Big House, the Allman Brothers Band museum set to open summer 2009.

"It's backbeat jammin'. We've got some Freddie King, Al Green, Koko Taylor, Little Feat, Neil Young, Beatles, and really anything in this realm is fair game," Gorman tells JamBase. The new group will convene whenever their busy schedules allow but they're excited after a couple sweaty, promising rehearsals. "This is just the first show, this thing will continue!"

The band plans to record the Cox Capitol Theatre show and stream it on their forthcoming website so folks who can't make it to Macon can still get their Hippy fill.

[Published on: 1/26/09]

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shutupkids starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 05:51AM
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divisions06 Mon 1/26/2009 07:18AM
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this is going to be fantastic.

nickname starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 07:38AM
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since Panic is playing Wed. and Fri. at 10k I was hoping to see some cool side projects, this would be a great one. anyone know for sure?

kidadam starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 07:46AM
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Broesau Mon 1/26/2009 08:01AM
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sounds sick.

Hey adam, Jimmy Herring said he hates you. fuck off.

abennett712 Mon 1/26/2009 08:51AM
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"I can't wait to get my Hippy Fill."

Eww... lol

Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 09:56AM
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Gorman is one of the best drummers out there!

evandw starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 12:50PM
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Sounds cool. LOL Adam you must be one of those "phish or nothing" fans. Grow up.

phishspread-aholic Mon 1/26/2009 01:18PM
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this sounds awesome! jimmy herring is a guitar god....kidadam, you are a faggot.

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Benjamin Human Mon 1/26/2009 01:37PM
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Benjamin Human

Now now sheebs just because you don't agree with someone...

phishspread-aholic starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 03:07PM
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nobody talks shit about panic and gets away with, nobody.

DrFunkinstein Mon 1/26/2009 03:42PM
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DrFunkinstein Mon 1/26/2009 03:44PM
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phishspread-aholic Mon 1/26/2009 03:47PM
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dr. funkinstein, i will have to disagree with you....i do like your taste though. i will see you friday the 13th.

sugar17 Mon 1/26/2009 04:11PM
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sounds like a blast i love to hear shit like this

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/26/2009 06:13PM
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Wow! This sounds really BADASS! Hope someone records it and uploads it to the archive . . . hint hint.

River Tue 1/27/2009 01:23AM
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Jimmy Herring is from WSP?!!!! im like widespread but im not crazy but....jeeez. his new cd is badass!!!

Waneegoer Tue 1/27/2009 06:51AM
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where do we get tickets? This is straight sick

WharfRat Tue 1/27/2009 11:22AM
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WOA WHOA WHOA WHOA>>>>>>>>is Jambase really going to advertise a band as WSP involved just because Jimmy is playing lead? you have got to be fucking kidding be. Mickey is rolling over in his grave..................

gnisiadakcal Tue 1/27/2009 11:34AM
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i'm suprised they chose to leave out audleys main gig... playing for the dixie chicks

TriggerHip Tue 1/27/2009 01:45PM
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You can call the theatre to get tickets. Got four yesterday. The guy said they were moving a lot of tickets already.

TriggerHip Wed 1/28/2009 06:55AM
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Audley did one tour with the Dixie Chicks, and that was three years ago.

okstatepanic Wed 1/28/2009 11:03AM
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Hey Wharfrat, who played for WSP named Mickey?

Putnameter Wed 1/28/2009 12:12PM
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aur kiddin right...okstatepanic? Mikey Houser...I love Jimmy, hes always tryin somethin new! Much Respect!

Widespreadhammock starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/28/2009 09:28PM
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Thanks for the intelligent, constructive comments on this jambase article guys!

lovemusical Thu 1/29/2009 10:18AM
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Good Lawd! If they add The Crowes and Trigger Hippy to !0KLF. Pure Bliss.

Medo starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 01:58PM
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I hope this comes together for the Waka since Jimmy already there. I don't imagine the Crowes would be hittin' very hard in 2009 after all the dates in 2008 so it should work. Not to mention I want Luther to be free for NMA and any other side projects in 2009. Luther made the 1 Crowes show I saw in 2008.

Skitterbrain starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 04:01PM
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Sounds awesome, I love Jimmy outside of the Panic enviornment, he gets to stretch his chops a little more. I've been to five Panic shows because Jimmy is a guitar jedi and I'm trying like crazy to get that Widespread magic feeling that I see everyone else vibeing on. It seems like during certain tracks when Jimmy, JB, and Dave really dig in I can see where the rabid Panic Fans get their kicks; but something always looses me halfway through the set. I find myself just waiting for the "good parts"...

I think it may be the drumming, I've always found it a little sluggish for the Herring onslaught. Even before Jimmy arrived on the scene I'd imagine Schools would be that much funkier with a more varied drum style; it feels like his tried and true beats keep the jams from lifing off. Jeff Sipe + Panic would have me following them around.

Not hating, I tend to pick apart all the bands I enjoy rather than just complaining about the bands I don't like. E.G. Im a huge Bisco fan from way back (well, not huge, I'm only about 5'10'') but if I ever had the chance to meet them I have a list of shit they need to fix to get to the next level. So again, not hating, I just pay attention.

lovemusical Thu 1/29/2009 07:37PM
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skitterbrain- You give a very articulate, legitimate critique of Panic. I would just suggest that your argument depends on the particlar show. I'm not a Spreadhead, but I've seen them about 22 times going back to '97. The Jimmy era has been an interesting one. I totaly agree that when they get cookin' and vibin' right, watch out. (I also love Sunny's drum solos) I have also seen shows where Jimmy seems a little lost in the shuffle. But thank God for him. They may not always be on their A-game, but Jimmy compliments them both in a subtle way, and when he absolutly shreds. He is a legendary guitar player already, and adding him to this new mix sounds like the recipe for a phenominal live show. If Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Jazz Is Dead are any indicators, they will be. Pleeease play 10KLF.

Skitterbrain starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/29/2009 08:47PM
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I saw the Aquarium Rescue Unit at Down on the Farm 2006 and they completely blew my mind. One of my favorite Herring side endeavors is on the Les Claypool 5 gallons of Diesel DVD, he plays Buzzards Of Green Hills with Les and it's amazing. I'll be at Waka this year with Les, Jimmy, and Buckethead... I can only pray something sparks.

I will say Sonny's solos are pretty tasty, he interacts well with their percussion player (who is a trip in his own right); I just wish he were more dynamic during the "jammy" parts, to escalate the song a bit.

msudtg Fri 1/30/2009 08:52AM
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Well I am a spread/deadhead (it seems most people like one of those two or phish) I am not offended in anyway by reading your critique. I think Panic takes different approaches and they have had distinct eras in their musical progress. I think Herring is a great approach and better than Mcconnell... but the shows I have seen with Jimmy are just unbelievable, he is really an awesome guitarist... I hope his side projects come to 10,000 lakes too, I am guessing they will... I would be surprised if they dont. But, I will give these words of advice, be careful when even constructively criticizing a band, on jambase these guys go crazy and will say horrible things to you just because you dont dig their music. I mentioned how Steve Kimock ( I have seen him play twice) how he sits there and played in the wrong key for a good 5 minutes, when he should have noticed what key the George Porter jr. was jamming in. And I got the whirlwind of Kimock Fanatics lashing out against me. So, just be careful, that is all I am saying. Jambase is not really a 'free speech' type of a place, more of a tyranny of the minority.

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what a terrible name

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