Full Show Audio: Ranjit Barot Guests With Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip In Asheville


Later this year John McLaughlin will embark on what is said to be his last North American Tour, when he and his The 4th Dimension band team with Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip for a co-headlining run dubbed “The Meeting Of The Spirits.” A preview of what is expected to be a collaboration-heavy tour took place Herring’s gig at Isis Music Hall in Asheville on Friday Night.

Jimmy Herring And The Invisible Whip are currently in the midst of their debut tour. The band finds the Widespread Panic/Aquarium Rescue Unit guitarist joined by Jeff Sipe (a.k.a. Apt-Q258) on drums, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, Kevin Scott on bass and Matt Slocum on keyboards. Friday’s show saw Jimmy Herring And The Invisible Whip joined by McLaughlin’s drummer, Ranjit Barot on a cover of “Black Satin” by Miles Davis.

The group’s visit to Asheville featured a similar setlist to other concerts on the run thus far. Herring and his band played a trio of songs off Jimmy’s debut solo album Lifeboat including “New Moon, “Scapegoat Blues” and “Jungle Book Overture.” The set also featured a cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Les Brers In A Minor,” Slocum’s “Matt’s Funk,” Sipe’s “Rainbow” and other songs purported to be Invisible Whip originals.

Listen to an audience recording taped by Team Dirty South:


Set: Matt’s Funk, Les Brers, Sketch Ballad, Black Satin*, New Moon, Jungle Book Theme, Sketch 6/8, Sketch Up Tempo, Slopes, Hope, Scapegoat Blues, 1911

Encore: Rainbow

* – w/ Ranjit Barot on drums

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