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Jimmy Herring featured on ‘No Guitar is Safe’ Podcast

Jimmy Herring featured on ‘No Guitar is Safe’ Podcast

When it comes to playing music that features epic, improvised guitar solos, it’s hard to name a guitarist who has had a more fulfilling career than Jimmy Herring. From his two current bands (Widespread Panic and his solo band, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip) to his past musical adventures with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Dead, Herring ha... »

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John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring to perform in Mexico

On Friday, December 1st, 2017, famed guitarist John McLaughlin will be making his final tour appearance in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. McLaughlin and his band, the 4th Dimension, will be showcasing the music he wrote for the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra four decades ago. Guitarist Jimmy Herring who is known for his inspired contributions to Widespread Panic, The Dead,... »

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Herring

JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarist, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. As a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, and Jazz is Dead – in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends – HERRING has made an indelible impact on improvised music. He cur... »

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An Evening with The Ringers

An Evening with The Ringers Which musicians would make up your dream band? A common icebreaker question next to desert island movies, but for a large group of fans outside the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC on the night of February 20th, this question had an easy answer; The Ringers. This super-group is made up of Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, and Jimmy Herring on guitar, as well as Etienne... »

Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat

Jimmy Herring presents Lifeboat

Warren Haynes once introduced Jimmy Herring as one of the finest guitar players in the world and in many musical circles that’s the gospel truth. His resume reads like a who’s who of rock and roll including several stints with Phil Lesh, The Dead, Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead and many more… For many, the addition of Herring to a band often means unleashing... »

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Jimmy Herring’s Tackle Box

Jimmy Herring’s Tackle Box (Driftin’ on a Lifeboat – Pt.2) by Rod Sibley You didn’t really think I would talk to Jimmy for three hours and not talk about guitars, did you? – RS Rod: So what guitars did you use on Lifeboat? Jimmy: The main guitar was the one I play all the time. I don’t know what year it is – I’ve had it for 15 years. My friend Gene Baker, when he was working at the Fender Cu... »

Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat

Jimmy Herring – Lifeboat

Guitarist Jimmy Herring has spent most of his illustrious career as a sideman. His stellar playing with bands such as Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Grateful Dead, and most recently Widespread Panic, has solidified his reputation as the preeminent guitarist to come out the jam band scene. Arguably his most interesting work has been with some of the side-project bands he has playe... »

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Herring Interview

DRIFTIN’ ON A LIFEBOAT   Guitar great Pat Metheny once said, I’m still constantly amazed, considering how many guitar players there are out there in the world, how few really good ones there are. [*] In the opinion of the top-level musicians that he has played with, and the fans he has gathered from countless miles of touring: Jimmy Herring is well beyond the really good category. Altho... »

Project Z – Lincoln Memorial

Jimmy Herring/Project Z – Lincoln Memorial

Bill Bruford once told me in an interview during his last tour with Yes (for the album Union) that chamber or group free improvisation has been a tradition and joy among classically trained European musicians, and that formally scheduled open jam sessions were widely in practice during the time of J.S. Bach and likely long before. As jazz and rock forms in music derived from a blending of European... »

Project Z – Lincoln Memorial

Project Z – Lincoln Memorial

Personnel: Jimmy Herring – Guitar Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q-258) – Drums Greg Osby – Saxophone Ricky Keller – Bass Jason Crosby – Keyboards Tracks: 1. Departure 2. Miso Soup 3. Stale Salt Lugs 4. Freener Frolic 5. You Do 6. Sister Barbie 7. Slaif 8. Sad Sack 9. ‘Ol Bugaboo 10. Zamb Fear 11. Microburst 12. Lincoln Memorial 13. Arrival When I started playing guitar in ... »

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