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.
A tribute to Neal Casal has been announced for Wednesday, September 25 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Casal’s former bandmates and associates will get together to pay tribute; Casal tragically took his own life on August 26. The late guitarist last played with Circles Around the Sun but had played with Ryan Adams, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and the Hard Working Americans, and was a widely-respected session/studio guitarist.
Widespread Panic’s guitarist, Michael Houser, was a musical luminary that was taken from the world too soon. Each year, on August 10, Mikey’s former guitar tech, Sam Holt (Sam Holt Band, Outformation), pays celebrates his late mentor with Remembering Mikey, a tribute concert. This year’s show was at Atlanta’s Terminal West, and photographer Michael Saba was there to capture the magic.