Get In Jimmy Herring’s Lifeboat

 

 

Killer tour en route from the multi-tasking
guitar maestro.

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

 

 

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 (spring tour only) on bass (Allman Brothers, Aquarium Rescue
Unit).

 

 

He’s
set to mount a tour in two legs, the spring portion kicking off April 24 in Greenville, SC.

 

 

Herring’s
guitar work has been a key component of such 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 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.

 

 

As
Herring put it in a statement, “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.”

 

 

First Leg:

 

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

 

 

Second Leg:

 

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

 

 

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