Jimmy Herring & The 5 Of 7 Expand Fall Tour 2019
Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring will hit the road this fall with a new band Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7. The group’s debut tour has been expanded into November with the promise of yet more dates to come.
Jimmy Herring & The 5 Of 7 features Herring along with bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, keyboardist Matt Slocum and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. “Rick, Matt, and Kevin had a band together called King Baby,” said Jimmy, “and I heard their record…I couldn’t help but think, man, if I could get together, play some of Rick’s songs, some of my songs, some covers, and maybe write a few things together, we may be on to something…”
The quintet starts their inaugural run in Colorado this September and then heads to the Midwest and Northeast over the course of the month and into early October. Jimmy Herring & The 5 Of 7’s new leg focuses on the Southeast. The leg begins at Victory North in Savannah on November 7 and then includes stops in Asheville, Athens, Macon, Chattanooga, Nashville, Birmingham and Jackson (Mississippi). From there, the five-piece plays New Orleans on November 16, Tallahassee on November 17 and Herring’s hometown of Atlanta on November 20. As mentioned, more dates are in the works.