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Jimmy Herring

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Jimmy Herring is a guitarist from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He played with the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends and Jazz is Dead (among others). In 2003, Jimmy became a member of The Dead, filling in on lead guitar with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead, and continued to tour with the band until their recent break following the 2004 summer tour. Jimmy recently left his other Dead related spot, lead guitar in Phil and Friends, in November of 2005 after several years of playing with the group. In 2005, he also toured with the bluegrass oriented band the Codetalkers, which featured Jimmy on guitar with his old friend Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.) on vocals, harmonica, and guitar. 2005 also marked the release of “Lincoln Memorial” from Project Z, of which Jimmy is a founding member. Jimmy is regarded as one of the greatest touring guitar players and has appeared with many musical legends, including Phish, Derek Trucks, Steve Kimock, Vassar Clements, Gov’t Mule and many others. Since 2007 he is also the lead guitarplayer for Widespread Panic, In September, 2008, he released his first official solo album entitled “Life Boat.”

Jimmy is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the Guitar Institute.

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