Happy Birthday Jimmy Herring: Officially Joining Widespread Panic In 2006

Guitarist Jimmy Herring celebrates his 57th birthday today. The highly regarded musician known for his stints with Col. Bruce Hampton & that the Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Jazz Is Dead plus a number of other projects currently holds membership in Widespread Panic, the band he united in 2006.

On August 3, 2006, Widespread Panic officially declared Herring’s membership from the band. Herring replaced George McConnell who combined WSP in 2002, the identical year co-founding guitarist Michael Houser died of pancreatic cancer. Herring was released during Widespread Panic’s stand in Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 14 – 16, 2006.

Herring’s opening amount for a member of Panic was “Pleas,” which segued to “Imitation Leather Shoes. ” That first night of the run finished with Widespread Panic’s debut insure performance of The Band’ldquo, s &;Chest Fever. ” Each of those 3 shows featured John Keane on guitar and pedal steel guitar, and the second night also featured the late Col. Bruce Hampton sitting-in on “Time Is Free” along with “Fixin’ To Die. ” Watch movie highlights shared with Oleana of both Jimmy Herring’s three shows as a part of Widespread Panic below:

September 14

September 15
This Part Of Town

Ain’t Life Grand

Time Is Free with Col. Bruce Hampton

September 16
Second Skin

Picking Up The Pieces

Driving Song

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