JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarist, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. As a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, and Jazz is Dead – in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends – HERRING has made an indelible impact on improvised music. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American band Widespread Panic.

Jimmy has been touring consistently with Widespread Panic over the past decade, along with short tours with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, and The Ringers, but his 2017 dates with The Invisible Whip mark the first performances of his own music, with his own band, in nearly five years. The upcoming dates will include new music Herring is currently working on, plus material from his last two albums, Lifeboat (2008) and Subject to Change Without Notice (2012). Among the concerts include appearances with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, whose leader is one of Herring’s musical inspirations and, uniquely, also one of Herring’s most prominent champions.

Composed of longtime friends and musical collaborators, The Invisible Whip, named for the intangible musical force that fuels them, is a nod to their time spent playing with Col. Bruce Hampton – who has made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. Members of The Invisible Whip are drummer Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258), Matt Slocum on B3 organ and clavinet, bassist Kevin Scott and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby on Fender Rhodes, piano and violin.

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

For more information, interviews, etc. contact:


Melissa Dragich-Cordero/Michelle Gutenstein-Hinz
Phone: 310.547.1212
p. 862-368-6576                                                       

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