Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jimmy Herring solo debut

The long-awaited solo debut album from guitarist Jimmy Herring, Lifeboat, is scheduled out this month on Abstract Logix Records. On the album Herring reunites with his monster partner from the great Aquarium Rescue Unit, bassist Oteil Burbridge. Oteil's brother Kofi is on keys along with Matt Slocum, with Jeff Sipe on drums and the outstanding Greg Osby on saxophones. Guitarist Derek Trucks sits in on two cuts. My friend Mark Berner, an excellent horse racing handicapper, has a future book bet that some version of this lineup might be hitting the boards after Jimmy takes time off from his current gig when Widespread Panic goes on hiatus in the new year.

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