San Antonio spread-heads rejoice! Jimmy Herring is posting up at the Tobin Center in Texas on August 31.
Between a full-time position in Widespread Panic and shorter stints with several other bands, Herring is generally kept quite busy. The Invisible Whip tour will mark his first solo tour in about five years, and will feature new music as well as music from his previous two albums. The supporting players are his incredibly talented friends Jeff Sipe, Matt Slocum, Kevin Scott and Jason Crosby.
It sounds like an adventure film, was my first thought..Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip. But the name is a significant for all the players involved. The invisible Whip is what long-time friend Col. Bruce Hampton, called the intangible force that drives the music being played.
The name no doubt takes on more meaning in light of Hampton’s recent death, after collapsing onstage during an epic, star-studded “Turn On Your Lovelight” encore at his 70th birthday celebration concert earlier this month.
Anybody who has yet to see Jimmy Herring in any of his projects would do well to catch this one. Particularly guitarists. As a guitarist myself, seeing Herring jam is damn near a religious experience, and it will inspire the guitar god within to shine forth and bathe the world in music.
Or you may just quit guitar altogether. He’s that good.
Tickets are available here for only $39.50 – just type Jimmy Herring in the search field.
Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip on Tour:
July 19, Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
July 20, Duling Hall,Jackson, MS
July 21, Duling Hall,Jackson, MS
July 22, Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
July 23, Revelry Room, Chattanooga, TN
July 25, Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
July 26, Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
July 27, Cox Capitol Theatre, Macon, GA
July 28, Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
July 29, Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
July 30, Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
August 1, Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
August 2, Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH
August 3, Kent Stage, Kent, OH
August 4, Mr Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
August 5, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
August 31, Carlos Alverez Theater at Tobin Center,an Antonio, TX
September 1, Trees,Dallas, TX
September 2, George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR
September 3, 2720 Cherokee PAC, St. Louis, MO
September 7, Gothic Theatre, Denver/Englewood, CO
September 8, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
September 9, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
September 10, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO
With John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension:
November 1, University At Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY
November 2, The Egg, Albany, NY
November 3, Town Hall, New York, NY
November 4, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
November 5, Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts, Cranston, RI
November 8,The Wilbur Theatre,Boston, MA
November 9, Keswick Theatre,Philadelphia, PA
November 10 ,Prudential Hall, NJPAC,Newark, NJ
November 11, Lincoln Theatre,Washington, DC
November 12,Duke Performances at DPAC,Durham, NC
November 15, Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI
November 17, Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
November 18, Vic Theatre,Chicago, IL
November 19, Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University,Indianapolis, IN
November 21, Laura Turner Concert Hall, Nashville, TN
November 22, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
November 24, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
November 25, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
November 27, The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
November 30, Paramount Theatre,Austin, TX
December 5, Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
December 6, Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
December 8, The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
December 9, Royce Hall-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
See you there!