Widespread Panic Guitarist, Jimmy Herring, Announce Album/Tour


Submitted by -MAD Ink PR Wed, 06/20/2012 - 9:46 pm

JIMMY HERRING, one of the most sought after American guitarists today, has set the release date of August 21 for his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice, through Abstract Logix Records.  As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, and Bela Fleck, HERRING has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American Band, Widespread Panic.Prior to releasing his first solo outing, Lifeboat, HERRING was known for his limitless improvisations, long flowing phrases, and highly charged, yet soulful, lead guitar that drew high praises from a diverse set within the musician community including Chick Corea, John McLaughlin to Dweezil Zappa. Throughout his early career, he plied his skills in multiple musical contexts, ranging from classically song-driven rock to technically demanding jazz fusion.Now, with the release of his second album, Subject To Change Without Notice, HERRING has compiled eight original songs highlighted by the addition of amazing covers, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Hope”, George Harrison’s “Within You Without You” and Jimmy McGriff’s “Miss Poopie”.  As one of the industry’s top-tier performance and recording guitarists, HERRING has once again illuminated the art form that transcends any categorization.With HERRING on lead guitar, the album also features such top notch musicians as Neal Fountain, Etienne Mbappe (Bass), Jeff Sipe, Tyler Greenwell (Drums), Matt Slocum (Piano/Keys).  In addition, making special guest appearances on the album are Bela Fleck (Banjo), and Bill Evans (Sax) and Nicky Sanders (Violin) from the Steep Canyon Rangers.Jimmy Herring on Tour:August 22                   Aggie Theatre                                              Ft. Collins, COAugust 23                   Performing Arts Center at Third St                   Carbondale, COAugust 25                   NEDFEST 2012                                              Nederland, COSeptember 14              Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival                        Pinnacle, NCSeptember 15              Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival                        Pinnacle, NCOctober 20                  Magnolia Music Fest                                        Live Oak, FLNovember 2                 Georgia Theatre                                             Athens, GANovember 3                  Neighborhood Theatre                                   Charlotte, NCNovember 4                  Carolina Theatre                                            Durham, NCNovember 10                 Steel Jam                                                    Bethlehem, PANovember 16                 Capitol Center for the Arts                              Concord, NHNovember 17                 Buffalo State Performing Arts Center                Buffalo, NYNovember 18                 The Egg Hart Theatre                                    Albany, NY