Latest Jimmy Herring Articles
Widespread Panic will release a live album entitled ‘Sunday Show’ in April and will enter the studio with producer John Keane in May.
Widespread Panic frontman John Bell brought his Hannah’s Buddies charity jam to the House of Blues in Orlando as JB & Friends featuring Jerry Joseph, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Charlie Starr, members of WSP and more.
Widespread Panic added a three-night run in Austin to their schedule of 2020 tour dates.
Widespread Panic closed out Panic En La Playa Nueve on Monday night with help from Ivan Neville, Nicki Bluhm and other guests.
Widespread Panic fit rarities into their penultimate concert of Panic En La Playa 2020 in Mexico on Sunday night.
Jerry Joeseph helped Widespread Panic dust off a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” during night two of WSP’s Panic En La Playa Nueve run in Mexico, which featured a Red Hot Mama Pajama theme.
Latest Jimmy Herring Setlist
Jimmy Herring at Variety Playhouse
- Black Satin
- The Big Galoot
- Matt's Funk
- Sketch Ballad
- Soulful Hang
- Miss Maybelle
- One Strut
- Former Lives
- Two Good People
- Check the Hand
About Jimmy Herring
American guitarist Jimmy Herring is a musician’s musician. The North Carolina native has been playing guitar for close to 40 years and exhibits signs that he’s just getting started. A staple in the Jazz Fusion and Jam Band scene, Herring studied guitar at Berklee College of Music and the Guitar Institute of Technology. His playing style melds the influences of Jimi Hendrix’s raw emotion, the twang of Steve Morse, and the flowing phrases of jazz legends Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.
Herring was the founding member of seminal band Col Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit along with Jeff Sipe, Oteil Burbridge, Matt Mundy and Bruce Hampton himself. In 1997 he joined Butch Trucks, Derek Trucks, John Popper, Kofi Burbridge, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones to form Frogwings after which he joined Jazz is Dead with Billy Cobham, Alphonso Johnson, T Lavitz. Jimmy was asked to join the legendary Phil Lesh as a part of his band which continued for good part of the decade. During his tenure there, he was asked to join the The Other Ones, the project that comprised of Grateful Dead members. During this time Jimmy also founded Project Z, an experimental instrumental trio with close friends Jeff Sipe and Ricky Keller. The band released two records under their name, the self-titled album in 2000 and Lincoln Memorial (Abstract Logix) in 2006
After the death of much loved and revered guitarist Mike Houser, Widespread Panic asked Jimmy to become a full time member. Jimmy continues to perform as the full time lead guitarist of the band to date. Herring is featured on more than twenty records, and incredible has only released two solo records. In 2008, the humble guitarist broke away from working as a sideman with the release of his first solo endeavor Lifeboat (Abstract Logix). The highly melodic album boasts a personal side of Jimmy, unseen in his previous projects. With Lifeboat, Herring explored several styles of the Jazz and Fusion genre. Whether it was on his soulful, diminished blues, “Scapegoat Blues”, his passionate ballad “New Moon”, that reveals his Dregs influence, or his arrangement of the Disney classic the “Jungle Book Overture”, Herring was sure to share the sonic stage with his fellow musicians. The album showcased Jimmy’s writing and playing skills beyond his domain and became a favorite of his ardent fans as well as new fans like John McLaughlin, Chick Corea among others.
Jimmy second solo release Subject to Change Without Notice (Abstract Logix 2012), is a record that pushes Herring’s music to another level. Produced the legendary John Keane, Herring again surrounds himself with close friends to make a strong, uninhibited record featuring mostly all originals as well as rousing covers of Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Hope, George Harrison’s Within You, Without You and Jimmy McGriff’s Miss Poopie. It is obvious that Herring creates music simply out of love and respect for music. Herring demonstrates, without doubt, that his music and playing ability are continually growing, and that his music will thrill fans and fellow musicians alike.
The Disco Biscuits, who will make their first appearance in California since 2011, are among the acts in the second phase of the High Sierra Music Festival 2011 lineup.
Dave Matthews Band was among the acts featured in a H.O.R.D.E.-centric episode of short-lived MTV series ‘Bootleg’ that included footage of Dave walking the lots at Mud Island.
Patti Smith, Margo Price, Iggy Pop and Matt Berninger were among the performers at the 33rd annual Tibet House benefit concert on Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter talks “Musical Mentors” on Episode 57 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the Disco Biscuits, TAUK, STS and other acts are featured on Phantasy Tour’s live music trading cards.