8/3/06 Jimmy Herring Joins Widespread Panic

4:47 PM Widespread Panic's official website announced
that Jimmy Herring will be joining the band
starting with their Fall '06 tour.


August 03, 06 -- Widespread Panic is happy to announce that Jimmy Herring will be joining the band as lead guitarist.
Jimmy, who in the past, has toured with The Dead and Aquarium Rescue Unit, said he is extremely excited to join his old friends on stage this fall. The tour will start September 14th with a three day run in New York City at the legendary Radio City Music Hall.

Jimmy Herring's Official Website


1962- Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
1975-Started playing guitar at age 13: first guitar was a Fender Bronco
1980-Attended Berklee College of Music Summer Session
1980-Graduated from high school
1984-85-Attended Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood, California
1986-Moved to Atlanta to teach at Atlanta Institute of Music; meets drummer Jeff Sipe
1986-88- plays with musicians such as Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, who introduce him to Col. Bruce Hampton. Later meets and plays with Kofi Burbridge, Count Mbutu, and Matt Mundy.
1989- Asked to join Bruce, Oteil, and Jeff to form Aquarium Rescue Unit.
1989-1995- Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton.
1995- Col. Hampton leaves ARU. Singer Paul Henson joins.
1997-Frogwings with Butch Trucks, Derek Trucks, John Popper, Kofi Burbridge, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones
1998-99 - Jazz Is Dead with Billy Cobham, Alphonso Johnson, T Lavitz. After Billy Cobham departed in 1999, Rod Morgenstein and Jeff Sipe took over the drum chair.
2000-Project Z with Ricky Keller and Jeff Sipe . Begins recording Project Z’s Debut Album
2000-January-Auditions for Phil Lesh and does Spring Tour
2000 with Phil Lesh and Friends
2000 May- joins Allman Brothers from May to late September for ABB Summer 2000 Tour
2000 October- becomes full time member of Phil Lesh and Friends
2002- (March) Recorded Project Z’s second album (to be released in Aug/ Sept. 2005)
2002 Fall-joins original members of the Grateful Dead when they reunite as the Other Ones
2003 and 2004 – The Dead Summer Tours
2004 Fall- works on Mahavishnu (Meeting of the Spirits) and Miles Davis (Black Satin) Tribute Albums
2005- A short hiatus until going to play with The Codetalkers featuring Col. Bruce Hampton. Continues to play with Phil Lesh.