Kevin Scott Joins New Jimmy Herring Band, The 5 of 7

Jimmy Herring The 5 of 7 Band

Guitar whiz Jimmy Herring has created a new band called The 5 of 7 that revolves around Atlanta-based musicians who were connected with the late Col. Bruce Hampton. Hampton had an eclectic style and way of thinking that heavily influenced those around him.

“We all have the Atlanta, Col. Bruce Hampton connection with each other,” Herring explained. “That’s important to me because it’s such a different thing — if you’ve been through that school, you want to play with people who have been through that too…you understand how to think on your feet and exist in the moment.”

The band’s lineup includes drummer Darren Stanley, keyboardist Matt Slocum, vocalist/guitarist Rick Lollar, and bassist Kevin Scott, who has been working with Herring for a few years. “I consider Jimmy Herring family. He’s another one of my huge influences growing up. His work with Bruce set the bar for many guitar players,” he told Abstract Logix. “Some of my friends and I were so into what he was doing, we would buy everything/anything he was on as a guitarist. Once I got to know Jimmy I realized that he has an amazing soul and really loves what he does for all the right reasons. He is also one of the most humble musicians I have ever met on top of being one of the greatest to ever have played the guitar.”

Herring and the 5 of 7 will be hitting the road this fall between September and October. As for what fans can expect, the guitarist says, “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:

Sep 12Gothic TheatreDenver, CO
Sep 13Aggie TheatreFort Collins, CO
Sep 14Fox TheatreBoulder, CO
Sep 18Wildwood SaloonIowa City, IA
Sep 19El VolcanSt. Louis, MO
Sep 20Park WestChicago, IL
Sep 21The VogueIndianapolis, IN
Sep 24The EggAlbany, NY
Sep 26The Center for Arts in NatickNatick, MA
Sep 27Ridgefield PlayhouseRidgefield, CT
Sep 28Brooklyn BowlBrooklyn, NY
Sep 29Ardmore Music HallPhiladelphia, PA
Oct 1The HamiltonWashington, DC
Oct 2The BroadberryRichmond, VA
Oct 3Harvester Performance CenterRocky Mount, VA
Oct 4Lincoln TheatreRaleigh, NC
Oct 5Neighborhood TheatreCharlotte, NC

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