As Covid-19 ravaged the globe, the concert industry was hit harder than most. Touring musicians, their crews, music venues…few were spared the hardship of a world that just shut down. As vaccines became readily available, though, there was a glimmer of hope; the industry adapted, and music fans once again were able to watch the bands they love. 2021 Mempho Music Fest, headlined by Widespread Panic and the Avett Brothers, returned the first weekend of October and provided a cathartic release for bands and fans alike.
Photos: Michael Saba Before heading across the ocean to play a string of dates in Japan, Jimmy Herring brought his band, the 5 of 7, to the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20, 2019 to play one last show on American soil. Photographer Michael Saba was there to capture the hometown show.
Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 The Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO September 13, 2019 Words/photos by: Jake Cudek
For many, the name Jimmy Herring conjures up a multitude of moments that reflect the best in music proficiency. From his position in Col. Bruce Hampton’s sonic army, the Aquarium Rescue Unit, to his touring days with Widespread Panic, anyone who recognizes this man’s talent knows that if he is coming to your neck of the woods, set the date and plan on attending.