Jimmy Herring and his new band – The 5 of 7 announce additional fall tour dates

(Atlanta, GA) – June 4, 2019     Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring and his new band, Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7, have added more live tour dates to their fall 2019 schedule. Beginning November 7th in Savannah before heading to Athens, Nashville, New Orleans and more.  This leg will wrap up back home with a show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on November 20th. This run of dates is in addition to the previously announced September and October shows which begin September 12th in Denver, CO and end October 5th in Charlotte.

The 5 of 7 finds Herring joined by bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, longtime collaborator Matt Slocum on keyboards (Hammond B3, clavinet), and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. “Rick, Matt, and Kevin had a band together called King Baby,” explains Herring from his home in Atlanta, “and I heard their record…I couldn’t help but think, man, if I could get together, play some of Rick’s songs, some of my songs, some covers, and maybe write a few things together, we may be on to something…”

From fatback, roadhouse R&B to more expansive, jazz-inflected explorations, The 5 of 7 demonstrates Herrings chops not just as a musician, but as a bandleader and catalyst. The novel vocal element is just one more texture at his disposal. “With instrumental music,” he reflects, “people expect to hear your solos, but they’ve just heard you play the melody! You can overexpose your voice. With Rick, I can play behind him, then step out with a solo, and give a fresh feeling to the song — take it to another place.”

Setting out on the road this September, Herring is typically modest when describing what audiences can expect from The 5 of 7: “There’ll be vocals, there’ll be instrumentals. There will be funk and rock and roll, with some songs leaning towards more sophisticated harmony…but, to me, it’s just music.”

Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 on Tour:

09.12.19 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
09.13.19 Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
09.14.19 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
09.18.19 Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA
09.19.19 El Volcan – St. Louis, MO
09.20.19 Park West – Chicago, IL
09.21.19 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
09.24.19 The Egg – Albany, NY
09.26.19 The Center for Arts in Natick – Natick, MA
09.27.19 Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
09.28.19 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
09.29.19 Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
10.01.19 The Hamilton – Washington, DC
10.02.19 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
10.03.19 Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA
10.04.19 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
10.05.19 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

New Leg Announced:

11.7.19 Victory North – Savannah, GA
11.8.19 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
11.9.19 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
11.11.19 Hargray Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA
11.12.19 Songbirds South – Chattanooga, TN
11.13.19 Basement East – Nashville, TN
11.14.19 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11.15.19 Duling Hall – Jackson, MS
11.16.19 Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
11.17.19 The Moon – Tallahassee, FL
11.20.19 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA