THE JIMMY HERRING BAND ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR TO SUPPORT HERRING’S LIFEBOAT

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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).

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 & Friends, Allman Brothers Band 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.”

Jimmy Herring Band Tour Dates
04/24/09 Fri The Handlebar Greenville, SC
04/25/09 Sat Melting Point Athens, GA
04/26/09 Sun Trustees Theatre Savannah, GA
04/28/09 Tue Cox Capitol Theatre Macon, GA
04/29/09 Wed The Pour House Charleston, SC
04/30/09 Thu The Pour House Charleston, SC
05/01/09 Fri Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
05/02/09 Sat Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
05/03/09 Sun Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
05/05/09 Tue Rhythm and Brews Chattanooga, TN
05/06/09 Wed The Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
05/07/09 Thu Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
05/08/09 Fri Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
05/09/09 Sat Crossroads Huntsville, AL
05/10/09 Sun WorkPlay Birmingham, AL
06/04/09 Thu Wakarusa – Mulberry Mountain Ozark, AR
06/05/09 Fri Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, OK
06/07/09 Sun Telluride Jazz Celebration Telluride, CO
06/09/09 Tue Belly Up Aspen, CO
06/10/09 Wed Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
06/11/09 Thu Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
06/12/09 Fri Cervantes’ Masterpiece Denver, CO
06/13/09 Sat Cervantes’ Masterpiece Denver, CO
06/16/09 Tue Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay, NV
06/19/09 Fri House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
06/21/09 Sun Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

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