TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEDNESDAY IN NORFOLK, CTJimmy Herring
is hittting the road with his current line-up, featuring Herring on guitar, drummer Jeff Sipe
(Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead, Shawn Lane), keyboardist Matt Slocum
(Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks), and Neal Fountain
on bass (Col Bruce Hampton, Alex Machacek). Tour dates are below.
The Jimmy Herring Band will be performing a wide range of material, including compositions from Herring's long- awaited and much-acclaimed 2008 solo debut Lifeboat
The music for the upcoming tour will be a mixed bag. Some stuff from the album and some covers I have always wanted to play- Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa among others. Hopefully there will be enough freedom for everyone to relax and have equal creative input. One thing I learned from Bruce Hampton is, the simpler the music, the easier it is to reinterpret it each time you play it."
Herring, who toured this summer with drummer Lenny White
(Miles Davis, Return To Forever) will be one of the headliners at the New Universe Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 20-21 as well as performing there with The Lenny White Group
and paying a tribute to guitar icon John McLaughlin
with whom he co-bills the House of Blues concert in Boston on November 16.Jimmy Herring Tour Dates
10-Nov Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT 11-Nov Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA 12-Nov Toads New Haven, CT 13-Nov The Met-Pawtucket , RI 14-Nov Port City Music Hall,Portland, ME 15-Nov Highline Ballroom, NYC, NY 16-Nov House of Blues,Boston, MA (with John McLaughlin) 18-Nov Visulite Theater Charlotte, NC 19-Nov The Handlebar Greenville, SC 20-Nov Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC 21-Nov Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC 22-Nov Hat Factory,Richmond, VA 1-Dec Cox Capitol Macon, GA 2-Dec 40Watt Athens, GA 3-Dec Pourhouse-Charleston, SC 4-Dec Live Wire Music Hall-Savannah, GA 5-Dec Pisgah Brewing, Black Mountain, NC 6-Dec Rhythm and Brews, Chattanooga, TN 7-Dec Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN 8-Dec Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN 9-Dec Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN 10-Dec Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA 11-Dec Workplay, Birmingham, AL