For the first time ever, guitarist Jimmy Herring will tour with his own band—a hand-picked ensemble of all-star musicians. The Jimmy Herring Band features Herring on guitar, drummer extraordinaire Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead, Shawn Lane), prolific jazz maverick Greg Osby on saxophone, multifaceted keyboardist Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech), and musical chameleon Oteil Burbridge on bass (Allman Brothers, Aquarium Rescue Unit).
Herring's dynamic, exploratory guitar work has been a key component of such renowned groups as the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead, Project Z, and, most recently, Widespread Panic - with whom Herring plays lead guitar to this day. Much esteemed by his fellow musicians, Herring has also performed with Phil Lesh and Friends, the Allman Brothers, and the Dead.
The Jimmy Herring Band will perform a wide range of material, including compositions from Herring's long-awaited and much-acclaimed 2008 solo debut Lifeboat (Abstract Logix Music). The band will also cover influential tracks from the 60's and 70's and select favorites from the catalogues of the individual band members.
Herring is understandably excited about the prospect of performing this music with this lineup over an extended period of time. "It's a shot of adrenaline to get to play with musicians who are pushing the envelope and breaking down the walls that exist between genres of music. Each of these musicians inspires with every note they play."
4/24/09 Handlebar Greenville, SC
4/25/09 Melting Point Athens, GA
4/26/09 Trustees Theatre Savannah, GA
4/28/09 Cox Capital Theatre Macon, GA
4/29/09 Pourhouse Charleston, SC
4/30/09 Pourhouse Charleston, SC
5/1/2009 Visulite Charlotte, NC
5/2/2009 Visulite Charlotte, NC
5/3/2009 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
5/5/2009 Rhythm and Brews, Chattanooga, TN
5/6/2009 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
5/7/2009 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
5/8/2009 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
5/9/2009 Crossroads Huntsville, AL
5/10/2009 Workplay Birmingham, AL
6/4/09 Wakarusa Music Ozark, AK
6/5/09 Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, OK
6/7/09 Telluride Jazz Fest Telluride, CO
6/9/09 Belly Up Aspen, CO
6/10/09 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
6/11/09 Aggies Theatre Ft Collins, CO
6/12/09 Cervantes Ballroom Denver, CO
6/13/09 Cervantes Ballroon Denver, CO
6/16/09 Crystal Bay Club Casino Reno, NV
6/19/09 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
6/21/09 Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach (San Diego), CA