Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat CD

The first solo album from guitar phenomenon Jimmy Herring, known for his amazing guitar work with the Allman Brothers, The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, Frogwings, Jazz is Dead and many more. Currently, he's holding down the lead guitar chair for jam band phenomenon Widespread Panic. Featuring A-list musicians Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) on bass, Jeff Sipe (Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lane, Aquarium Rescue Unit) on Drums, and Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band) on flute and keyboards. Joining the core line up as special guests are Derek Trucks on slide guitar, Greg Osby on saxophones, Ike Stubblefield on organ, Matt Slocum on the clavinet and Bobby Lee Rodgers on the guitar as well.

With Lifeboat, Jimmy Herring is poised to move from sideman to the center of the stage. Lifeboat is a wide-ranging work that encompasses various musical genres: rock, jam, jazz and blues. From foot stomping southern-flavored rockers to modern bop and fusion to a cover of the Wayne Shorter composition "Lost" and melodic pieces full of subtlety and nuance, the music of Lifeboat allows Jimmy to express a full-range of emotions through his guitar.

Sample tracks individually below, or get a compilation of samples here
Scapegoat Blues mp3 sample
Only When It's Light mp3 sample
New Moon mp3 sample
Lifeboat Serenade mp3 sample
One Strut mp3 sample
Jungle Book Overture mp3 sample
Lost mp3 sample
Transients mp3 sample
Gray Day mp3 sample
Splash mp3 sample

Oteil Burbridge talks about the album: