Jimmy Herring & the 5 of 7 - Raleigh 9.4.19

Herring brought his latest project to perform at the Lincoln Theatre

The group features Jimmy Herring along with bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, keyboardist Matt Slocum and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. I stood in line over an hour waiting to get into the packed Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina not far from where Jimmy Herring grew up. As I waited for the doors to open, I met some of Jimmy's high school friends from Fayetteville and they said they knew back then he was some kind of guitar genius. Once the show started you could tell every one of these musicians seemed to be in their "happy place" especially Jimmy Herring. The fans were also feeling the love of this super group, cheering and clapping throughout the show. Again it was really hard for me to put in words how cool this band was and how many melodic twist and turns their song arrangements took me, I just know after the very last note was played, I was thrilled to have witnessed this collaboration of artist on this stage. Well done gentlemen!

- Willa Stein words and photos