4-night residency at The Blue Note and Cotton Club
Follows US Tour Dates
November 25, 26, 27, 28
Tickets: Cotton ClubBlue Note

(Atlanta, GA) – August 20, 2019  —   With less than a month to go until Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring and his new band, The 5 of 7, load up the trucks, the band announces their first ever international appearances.

Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 Japan

Art: Orko

The group is  headed to Japan for a four night stand starting November 25th at The Blue Note in Tokyo and then to Cotton Club for 3 nights. Each night of the tour will features 2 sets. This is notably Herring’s first performances as a bandleader outside of North America.

The first run of tour dates begin on September 12th in Denver with stops scheduled in Chicago, St. Louis, Savannah, Nashville, New Orleans and beyond. This U.S. leg will wrap up with a hometown show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 20th. Recently, the band shared a live video shot at rehearsals view the clip here.

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 Fall, 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

09.25.19 The Center for Arts in Natick – Natick, MA

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

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

11.25.19 The Blue Note – Tokyo, Japan

11.26.19 The Cotton Club – Tokyo, Japan

11.27.19 The Cotton Club – Tokyo, Japan

11.28.19 The Cotton Club – Tokyo, Japan