Jimmy Herring to Tour Solo, Play with Trigger Hippy
Jimmy Herring has put together a solo band to tour behind his first solo album, Lifeboat. The Jimmy Herring Band will feature the guitarists Aquarium Rescue Unit collaborators Oteil Burbridge(bass) and Jeff Sipe (drums), along with Scott Kinsey (keyboards) and Greg Osby (saxophone). The groups tour will kick off at Greenville, SCs HandleBar on April 24, before making stops in Savannah (4/25), Athens (4/26), Macon, GA (4/28) and Charleston, SC (4/30). After a month off, the group will come together again for appearances at Wakarusa (6/4), as well in Telluride, CO (6/7),
Boulder, (6/10), Ft. Collins (6/11) and Denver (6/12-13).
In other news, Herring will join Audley Freed, Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, and Nick Govrik to form Trigger Hippy next month. The jam-rock group will make it debut at Macons Cox Capitol Theatre on February 7. The gig will benefit the Allman Brothers Bands Big House Museum. Please click here for a recent site interview with Herring’s longtime bandmate Jeff Sipe.